The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development selected the low bidder for construction of the first segment of a new four-lane highway in St. Tammany Parish. (Image source: DOTD).
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Monday the apparent low bidder for the construction of the first segment of a new four-lane highway in St. Tammany Parish.
The bids were “let” or opened on July 21. Brown Industrial Construction LLC presented the apparent low bid of just under $46 million for the first of three segments of the LA-3241 project, according to a news release from the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards.
Bids for the second segment will be opened later this year, and bids for the final segment are scheduled to be let in 2023. After all segments are complete, the project will ultimately consist of a four lane highway that connects LA-41 in Bush to Interstate 12.
The project is part of the Louisiana Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) Program, which consists of 16 statewide projects and began in 1989 when voters approved a 4-cent increase to the gas tax to fund them. The TIMED Program was later accelerated through the sale of bonds.
Two of the major projects of the TIMED Program include the John James Audubon Bridge in Pointe Coupee and West Feliciana parishes and the wider Huey P. Long Bridge near New Orleans. The LA-3241 project is the 15th TIMED project to move forward.
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