DOTD announces bid results for statewide projects

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently announced that ten projects around the state were let on May 30. Eight contractors presented bids totaling $43.8 million, and one project had no apparent low bidder.

“It’s always a positive for the citizens of Louisiana when we are able to deliver these types of infrastructure improvements, 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:

Bridge Replacement and Repair:

  • Castor Creek Relief Bridge replacement along LA 506 in Caldwell Parish: $5,671,439.29

Pavement/ Overlay:

  • Milling, patching, and drainage on U.S. 61/190 between Greenwell St. and the Mississippi River Bridge in East Baton Rouge Parish: $7,136,559.00
  • Milling and overlay on U.S. 90 at LA 182 in Lafourche Parish: $215,068.91
  • Milling, patching, overlay, grading, and drainage on LA 582 between Bayou Macon and LA 134 in East Carroll Parish: $2,767,657.38
  • Milling, patching, paving, and drainage on I-20 between I-220 and the U.S. 80 overpass in Bossier Parish: $17,253,258.93
  • Patching and drainage on LA 48 between Oak Ave. and Bailey St. in Jefferson Parish: $154,331.40

Congestion Mitigation and Safety:

  • Guardrail installation throughout St. Tammany Parish: $319,351.70

Other:

  • Woodworth sidewalk improvements (Phase 3) in Rapides Parish: $385,501.41
  • Sign and sign mounting replacement on U.S. 90 and U.S. 90-Z between I-10 and Magnolia St. in Orleans Parish: $9,892,999.70

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.