Road construction crews are hard at work across the state of Louisiana on several projects to improve Interstate 10, one of the South's busiest vehicle and freight corridors.
In the Bayou State, the highway stretches 274 miles across the lower third of Louisiana from the Texas border east through Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, before turning northeast to Mississippi.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson announced April 24 another major milestone in the project to build a new access road into Barksdale Air Force Base from the I-20/I-220 interchange in Bossier Parish.
A contract with James Construction Group LLC was signed and the notice to proceed was issued, marking the official beginning of the project.
Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, announced Feb. 5 the selection of the design-build contractor for the I-20/I-220 Interchange improvement project into Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier Parish.
James Construction Group LLC was identified as the successful proposer with an apparent low bid amount of $71,818,850 and a proposed time of 912 calendar days during which to complete the project.
Sec. Shawn D. Wilson, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), announced that the multi-million dollar, design-build contract to widen Interstate-10 from four to six lanes east of Highland Road to LA 73 has been signed, and the notice to proceed has been issued.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced a contract to widen I-10 has been signed, and the notice to proceed has been issued, Aug. 16. The $72 million project, which has been contracted to James Construction Group LLC, will widen the road from four lanes to six east of Highland Road to the LA 73 interchange and will replace the LA 42 overpass structures.