DOTD signs design-build contract for Geaux South project
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 1:49:09 PM

DOTD and Gilchrist representatives after contract signing for U.S. 90 (future I-49 South) at La. 318 interchange project.

L to R: Dr. Eric Kalivoda, DOTD Deputy Secretary; Randy Gilchrist, Gilchrist President; Tim Nickel, DOTD Project Manager; Ed Wedge, DOTD Deputy Engineer Administrator; Mark Dinnat, Gilchrist Chief Estimating Manager; Jeffery Hickey, Gilchrist Project Manager; Raymond Boniol, Gilchrist Construction Quality Control Manager; DOTD District 03 Engineer Administrator, Bill Oliver

– The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces today that it has signed a design-build contract, as part of the Geaux South program, for the construction of the U.S. 90 (future I-49 South) at La. 318 interchange project in St. Mary Parish.

The design-build contractor is Gilchrist Construction Co., who has selected Stantec as its lead designer.

The project will involve upgrading the existing U.S. 90 and La. 318 signalized intersection to a full control of access, grade-separated interchange including the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 frontage roads to provide local access to La. 318.

As part of the plan, the project would improve connectivity for industrial and freight transport to the sugar mill and port-related industries, as well as increase capacity and improve overall mobility.

The $56 million project will be primarily funded with unclaimed property funds.

Work is estimated for completion in just over two years.

The Geaux South program is a $3 billion program dedicated to upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards.