Dept. of Transportation and Development Announces Bid Results for Statewide Projects
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 at 10:03:59 AM
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that 17 projects around the state received bids in February. Ten contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $56.3 million.

“DOTD continues letting projects around the state this month in order to keep our infrastructure improvements moving forward,” said DOTD Secretary Joe Donahue. “There are quite a few roadway rehabilitation projects coming up, and we’re pleased to be starting several major overlay projects in the northern regions of our state in the near future.”

Projects awarded and their apparent low bids are as follows:

Bridge Replacement and Repair:
  • Bridge strengthening and bearing rehabilitation on U.S. 190 at U.S. 61 overpass in East Baton Rouge Parish: $1,098,813.00
  • Grading, milling, and paving on LA 3248 Naborton Loop in DeSoto Parish: $2,917,552.75
  • Phase 2 rehabilitation of Mane St. in Ouachita Parish: $1,779,689.55
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 17 between 1.5 miles north of Darnell and Gaddis St. in West Carroll Parish: $10,895,679.90
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 568 between LA 569 and U.S. 65 in Concordia and Tensas parishes: $3,385,104.30
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 3252 between LA 573 and LA 892 in Tensas Parish: $3,294,131.25
  • Milling, patching, and overlay on LA 3173/3174 between LA 105 and U.S. 190 in St. Landry Parish: $2,400,536.74
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 3169, LA 524, and LA 502 in Grant Parish: $3,705,301.35
  • Grading, milling, patching, paving, and drainage on Planchet Rd. in East Baton Rouge Parish: $1,107,342.22
  • Phase 4 of leveling bridge approaches on LA 56, U.S. 90, and U.S. 90 BUS in Jefferson, Lafourche, and Terrebonne parishes: $722,434.50
Congestion Mitigation and Safety:
  • New bicycle lanes near LSU Lab School on Dalrymple Dr. as part of Safe Routes to School program in East Baton Rouge Parish: $667,000.00
  • Sidewalk/improvements for pedestrians along LA 675/Jefferson Island Rd. in Iberia Parish: $547,000.00
  • J-turn on LA 28 at St. Clair Rd. in Rapides Parish: $1,338,096.58
  • Curb extension on LA 20 at St. Patrick St. in Lafourche Parish: $612,000.00
  • Drainage improvements on Pear St. at LA 1 in Assumption Parish: $776,588.90
  • Crescent City Connection decorative lighting on U.S. 90-Z in Jefferson and Orleans parishes: $20,725,000.00
  • Duty/Enterprise ferry barge drydock for inspection, repairs, and painting: $356,330.00

When bids for projects are received, an “apparent low bidder” is identified, although the process of actually finalizing and awarding the contract takes about 30 days. Bid prices deemed outside of a certain range or exceeding the project budget typically trigger a more extensive evaluation. DOTD will continue to monitor increases in bid prices related to supply chain and workforce issues. After a review, DOTD may opt to have the project re-bid.

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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