DOTD moves forward with Comite River Diversion Canal project
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:39:50 PM
Baton Rouge –Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development issued a Request for Qualifications to 11 potential proposers who submitted Letters of Interest in January for bridge work on the Comite River Diversion Canal Project in East Baton Rouge Parish.

This issuance is part of an innovative delivery process called Construction Management at Risk (CMAR), which is the first time a contract of this nature has been utilized within the Department. CMAR uses a design professional that is engaged by DOTD for professional pre-design or design services, or both. DOTD contracts separately with a CMAR contractor to engage in the pre-construction phase. This contractor may also provide construction services for the project.

The successful bidder for the portion of this project will be responsible for the construction of the following:

• New bridge structures over the future Comite River Diversion Canal at LA 67 and LA 19
• A new railroad bridge structure over the future Comite River Diversion Canal at LA 19
• Temporary at-grade highway bypass roads for LA 67 and LA 19
• An at-grade shoo-fly for the Geaux Geaux railway on LA 19
• Utility coordination and, as necessary, relocations
• Maintenance of traffic
• Local and business access

A contract execution for pre-construction services is anticipated no later than June 2020.

More information on this project can be found here.