Driving Louisiana's economic growth.

Adding capacity to Highway 30 is a critical investment for Louisiana – one that will not only support a dynamic and rapidly growing workforce, but also generate significant economic benefits for the entire state.

The Highway 30 Coalition exists to expand roadway capacity and ease traffic congestion along Highway 30 in Ascension Parish through pursuing state and federal funding opportunities, accelerating the project milestones, and raising awareness among state and community leaders of this critical need.

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Highway 30 Coalition – By the Numbers

  • $24.1M

    New sales tax revenue generated by six expansion projects over the next two to three years.

  • $500M

    Amount of direct wages each year that businesses along highway 30 produce for area residents.

  • 2,500

    New jobs by 2024

  • 10

    Number of companies conducting business globally that are situated along Highway 30.

  • +1,900

    Additional new jobs beyond 2024

  • 6,383

    Increase of vehicles in daily traffic volume since 2000

  • 39%

    Of industrial plant managers expect to increase employees in 2022

  • 1,000

    New construction workers for every $1B invested in project expansions

Our state's economy cannot wait any longer for the expansion of Highway 30 in Ascension Parish.

The construction of the Highway 30 project should be a priority transportation project for our state and for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The Highway 30 Coalition supports securing the needed funding and prioritization to accelerate the project’s timeline.

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Our Agenda

The Highway 30 corridor is not only one of the most vital corridors to the local economy, but also to state and national economies.

Highway 30 cannot currently support the amount of traffic congestion due to its significant placement as a connector to industrial plants, retail, businesses, and major new developments such as Heritage Crossing. Also, the alignment of the new Mississippi Bridge will have significant impact by increasing the traffic load traveling to the I-10 interstate. With the anticipated increase of jobs and other developments along this corridor expected over the next couple of years, now is the time for moving this project forward immediately.

The Highway 30 Coalition supports the following objectives:

  • Educate and generate awareness of the importance of Highway 30 to the state’s economy and quality of life
  • Explore and pursue all state and federal funding opportunities that expedite the timeline for expansion of roadway capacity by leveraging relationships and forming a unified voice
  • Identify key project milestones to accelerate design, right of way acquisition, construction and permitting processes and engage state and federal agencies in expediting process, along with property owners along the corridor who can help advance the project
  • Track adjacent and related transportation projects in the nearby vicinity that may ease the traffic congestion or provide alternative routes
  • Highlight the project’s goals and outcomes that support the broader regional and statewide economic and mobility goals
  • Support the promotion and advancement of the Highway 30 project with zero new taxes

Coalition Members

  • David Alexander

    President & CEO, Ascension Chamber of Commerce

    Chair of Highway 30 Coalition
  • Ronnie Daigle

    CEO, RJ Daigle and Sons

  • Clint Cointment

    President, Ascension Parish Government

  • Bobby Webre

    Sheriff, Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

  • Kevin McCarroll

    Sr. Director – Operation, BASF

  • Jordan Tremblay

    External Relations Adviser, Shell

  • Joseph Britt

    Regional Procurement Manager, Westlake Chemical

  • Angela LaFleur

    General Manager/Marketing Director, Tanger Outlet Center

  • Barney D. Arceneaux

    Mayor, City of Gonzales

  • Dr. Chris Trevino

    Chief Medical Officer, Our Lady of the Lake Ascension

  • Mert Smiley

    Assessor, Ascension Parish Assessor’s Office

  • Bridget Hanna

    Clerk of Court, Ascension Parish Clerk of Court

  • Craig A. Stevens

    Facility Maintenance & Construction, Genesis 360, LLC

  • Randy T. Clouatre Sr.

    Manager / Site Logistics Coordinator, Renewable Energy Group

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The Highway 30 Coalition is supported by the Ascension Chamber of Commerce.