More federal money is coming to Louisiana, designated for highway safety projects.

The two grants, totaling $254,448.00 is part of what U.S. Senator David Vitter says is a concerted effort on his part to "help make our highways and roads safer, and will lead to highway investments and improvements to help make it easier to go about our daily routines.”

Vitter says they're currently working on a longer term bill to reform the federal highway program and "make(s) it work more efficiently for states."

Vitter is the Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee.

The specific MAP-21 grant amounts are listed below:

  • $109,722 to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to support occupant protection.
  • $144,726 to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to support state highway safety programs.