JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The leaking Belle Chasse tunnel will get a big face lift.
The federal government approved the state's application for a $45 million grant for the project.
The governor's office said the funds will pay for a fixed-four lane bridge to replace the tunnel, and the moveable bridge on LA-23 in Belle Chasse.
Four of the six cross sections in the tunnel leak constantly.
The crumbling infrastructure has also been blamed for causing crashes.