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Work Begins on Long-Awaited LA 3241 Road Project in St. Tammany Parish

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state and local officials were on hand at a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 19 to kickoff construction on the LA 3241 highway corridor in St. Tammany Parish. Joining the governor for the event was, among others, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D....


Finish of Baton Rouge's $343M Anti-Flood Project Pushed to Late 2022

The Comite River Diversion Canal, a long-awaited flood-control channel for the Baton Rouge, La., area, is expected to take a year longer than anticipated to build and will not be finished until December 2022, federal officials have announced....


Louisiana DOT Replacing Bridges on Opposite Ends of State

Crews will soon get to work to replace a small road bridge in northwest Louisiana, while far to the southeast, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a temporary span across Bayou Chevreuil is already being built to carry traffic once efforts ramp up on a longer, wider bridge in 2022....


Louisiana Highway Connecting Port to I-49 on Fast Track for Construction

A new 10.5-mi. highway that will provide direct access from Louisiana's Port of Caddo-Bossier to Interstate 49 is on a fast track for approval. The DeSoto Parish Police Jury (DPPJ) and Port of Caddo-Bossier commission members at their separate meetings Dec....


Louisiana DOTD Provides Updates on Two Big Interstate 10 Projects

Road work got under way in mid-November on one large Interstate 10 widening project in western Louisiana, while adjacent to New Orleans, another hefty interchange project is progressing, according to updates from the state's Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)....


DOTD's Eric Kalivoda Wins Prestigious National Award

Eric Kalivoda, deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, recently was announced as the recipient of the prestigious Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award. The award is the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) top award and is presented each year to someone who has "rendered continuous outstanding service over an extended period of time or have made some exceptional contribution to the art and science of highway engineering."Kalivoda has served on the executive staff as the deputy secretary for the past ten years....


Louisiana, Army Corps of Engineers to Deepen Lower Mississippi River

Gov. John Bel Edwards and other top Louisiana officials signed a formal agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on July 31 to begin construction on the deepening of the Lower Mississippi River from 45 to 50 ft....


Louisiana DOTD Contracts to Build Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge

After months of negotiations, the state of Louisiana has signed a deal with the engineering firm that was selected in January to serve as lead consultant on the new Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge, clearing the way for planning to begin on the long-awaited project....


I-12 Widening Plan Expected to be Reality by 2021

A plan to convert a section of Interstate 12 in the Baton Rouge area from shoulder space to a high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction should be reality in 2021, Louisiana's transportation chief said recently....


LA Gov. Edwards, DOTD Choose Builder for Portion of $353M Canal Project

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced May 26 that the state's Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has selected Boh Bros. Construction Company to build three new bridges as part of the Comite River Diversion Canal Project in East Baton Rouge Parish....






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