The highway advocacy group Driving Louisiana Forward has launched an effort to boost state spending on road and bridge projects by at least $145 million a year.

The Louisiana Legislature approved a bill earlier this year that will add $320 million a year to highway spending by 2015, but Jennifer Marusak, a spokeswoman for the advocacy group, said the state should spend at least another $470 million on roads each year over the next seven years. It is not clear if spending plans include issuing bonds.

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