Dept. of Transportation and Development Announces Bid Results for Statewide Projects
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3:03:13 PM
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that nine projects around the state were let on June 27, 2018. Six contractors presented bids totaling $20.6 million.

“It’s important to deliver infrastructure improvements to residents and visitors of Louisiana, especially on such a tight budget,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “Our responsibility is to continue doing what we can with what we have, as well as exploring innovative means of funding.”

The projects and their apparent low bids are as follows:

Pavement/ Overlay:
  • Grading, milling, patching, overlay, drainage, and traffic signalization to create center turn lane on LA 25/LA 40 between Folsom city limit and Hay Hollow Rd. in St. Tammany Parish: $2,099,233.12
  • Grading, milling, patching, overlay, drainage, and widening to provide left and center turn lanes on LA 22 between E. Sam Arnold Loop and Mitcham Rd. in St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes: $521,231.42
  • Milling, paving, patching, overlay, and guardrails along I-510 and LA 47 in Orleans Parish: $5,242,885.14
Congestion Mitigation and Safety:

  • Installation of cable barriers along I-49 in Avoyelles, Evangeline, and Rapides parishes: $6,928,533.48
  • Bicycle rack installation on LA 46 and U.S. 90 in Orleans Parish: $73,726.50
  • GPS-based signal modifications in East Baton Rouge Parish: $1,455,762.68
  • Signage and mounting on I-49 between Washington and Avoyelles Parish line in Evangeline and St. Landry parishes: $599,026.40
  • Signage and mounting on LA 1 northbound, LA 158, and U.S. 71 in Grant, Natchitoches, and Rapides parishes: $535,366.65
  • Construction of new ferry landing barge at Plaquemine ferry and statewide as necessary: $3,117,829.00
Construction projects are prioritized by road/bridge condition, urgency of improvements, type/volume of traffic, crash records, unforeseeable emergencies that caused damage, and several other factors.

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