Parish bridge, road bids accepted

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced 22 projects around the state received bids recently. Fifteen contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $105.1 million. 
Local projects and their apparent low bids are:
Bridge Replacement and Repair:
*Replacement of Bayou Chevreuille Bridge on LA 1226 in Natchitoches Parish: $2,604,114.50
Pavement/ Overlay:
* Milling, paving and drainage on LA 1221 between LA 120 and Leo Jennings Rd. in Natchitoches Parish: $3,151,906.93
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. Bids deemed outside of a certain range typically trigger a more extensive review. 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.
For more information about these projects, visit www.dotd.la.gov.