Signs will soon let visitors know that they are entering the "Home of the Who Dat Nation" along I-10.

The state Senate has approved amendments from the House and sent the bill to the governor's desk to approve adding "Home of the Who Dat Nation Highway" to signs along Interstate 10 in Louisiana.

While I know it was a concern for some that the signs would come out of state funds, the bill specifically states that will not be the case.

Directs DOTD to erect and maintain signs provided local or private monies are received by the department equal to the department's actual costs for material, fabrication, mounting posts, and installation of each sign, not to exceed $1,100 per sign.

The signs could go up as early as August 1st in three locations across Louisiana.

The department shall add "Home of the Who Dat Nation" signs to the Louisiana welcome signs on Interstate 10 in Louisiana at the Texas and Mississippi state lines and in downtown New Orleans at the exit to the Superdome.

One amendment added to the bill gives former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco a nod.

Designates U.S. Hwy 90 from its intersection with I-10 in Lafayette to its intersection with La. Hwy No. 308 in Raceland as the 'Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Highway'.

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