DOTD gives update on LA 3241 project
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 at 1:58:55 PM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced an update to the LA 3241 I-12 to Bush project. This design-build-finance project will be the department’s next public-private partnership. The request for qualifications was released on August 13, 2019, and statements of qualifications are due on October 8, 2019.

“I’m pleased to know that after almost 30 years, this project is moving forward and that DOTD’s leadership has found innovative methods to deliver on the promise to our citizens,” said Sen. Sharon Hewitt, District 1.

“The Northshore delegation has worked tirelessly with DOTD to ensure that this long-awaited project moves forward,” said Rep. Malinda White, District 75. “Thank you to Gov. Edwards and Dr. Wilson for prioritizing this project and hearing the needs of my constituents when I call.”

Wetland mitigation for the overall corridor is currently underway and is anticipated to be complete by early 2020. Right-of-way acquisition services for parcels along the corridor between LA 36 and LA 40/LA 41 are underway and are anticipated to be complete by 2021 or by the notice-to-proceed date.

Once complete, the LA 3241 corridor will be a new four-lane highway connecting I-12 with Bush, Louisiana, in St. Tammany Parish. The new roadway will be approximately 19.8 miles in length. It will begin at LA 434, north of the existing LA 434 interchange with I-12, and traverse in a northeasterly direction until encountering an abandoned rail corridor. It will then follow the rail corridor, terminating at the LA 40/LA 41 intersection near Bush.