Landrieu: Fort Polk Barracks to Receive $11 Million in Renovations
WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today announced that the barracks at Fort Polk will receive $11 million for renovations. The contract was awarded through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“Making sure that our soldiers and their families have the highest quality of life is critical to their wellbeing and to the future of Fort Polk. These renovations will have a dramatic, positive impact on soldiers’ daily health and wellbeing,” Sen. Landrieu said. “Today’s federal investment in Fort Polk illustrates the significance the Fort plays in the training and readiness of our troops. I’m proud to fight each and every day to improve the lives of our women and men in uniform.”
The renovation work involves restoration and modernization of the barracks. Among the improvements included are: the reconfiguration of the room layout to a single room module with both interior and exterior improvements to eliminate the moisture and mold prevalent to the barracks.