The City of Welsh has awarded a $200,000 contract to Breaux Electrical to extend the city's three-phase service to north of Joseph Street and crossing under I-10.  It was the lowest bid for the work which is necessary to facilitate the final phases of a hazmat cleanup involving a truck that crashed along that stretch carrying Trichloroetheylene.

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As well as helping with the cleanup, the new power infrastructure may also pave the way for future economic development along that stretch of interstate, which is now all farmland.