City Grill

Sharon Weston Broome

Sharon Weston Broome


Baton Rouge

“The outlook as it relates to public infrastructure is optimistic in light of the recently passed COVID relief appropriation and the large-scale federal funding proposals being outlined by the Biden Administration, as well as on-going discussion surrounding the reauthorization of the FAST Act and Water Resources Development Act,” Broome says. “At the local level, we remain hopeful for additional funding as the state legislature continues debate on several infrastructure funding measures that would bring more state revenue for much needed transportation infrastructure across Louisiana.”

Broome points to the successful pas-sage of MOVEBR in December 2018 that is helping lead “robust investment in transportation infrastructure” across both the city and parish. “This $1.2-billion roadway capacity and enhancement program, funded by a half-cent sales tax, is funding more than 40 projects citywide over the next decade,” she says. “Preconstruction activities on these projects have been ongoing throughout the past two years, with construction beginning in earnest this year.”