A bill signed last week by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will complete the final $160 million of financing for two segments of Interstate 49 North that will connect Shreveport to the Arkansas line.

Jindal signed HB 370, which will allow the State Bond Commission to issue $87.5 million of bonds supported by the unclaimed property fund for the final five miles of the 36-mile, four-lane highway. The state will finance additional costs with capital outlay appropriations.

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