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News » US » Louisiana awards I-10 widening contract » published 11 Aug 2017

Louisiana awards I-10 widening contract

Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) has awarded a design-build contract to widen a stretch of Interstate-10 from four to six lanes.

James Construction Group has been appointed as contractor for the US$72m project, and construction is scheduled to begin in early 2018.

The project will take approximately two-and-a-half years to complete and includes the widening I-10 from four lanes to six lanes west of Highland Road to the LA 73 interchange, as well as the replacement of the LA 42 overpass structures.

The project is being funded by a combination of federal and state funds, including the use of over US$40m in congressionally authorized repurposed earmarks, which are one-time expenditures. The project was capped at US$72m in an effort to optimize future plans for Highland Road. Improvements to Highland Road are not a component of this project as funds are not yet available.

 

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This article was published on 11 Aug 2017 (last updated on 11 Aug 2017).

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