Carolina Avenue among DOTD projects that got bids

Published 10:42 am Friday, September 2, 2022

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On Tuesday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that nine projects around the state received bids recently. Nine contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $50.7 million.

“This month’s letting features a major project to rehabilitate the Berwick Bay Bridge in the Berwick/Morgan City area,” DOTD Secretary Dr. Shawn D. Wilson said. “There are several smaller projects that will also be starting in the coming months. As 2022 continues, we’re pleased to be able to offer various improvement projects to infrastructure around our state, no matter how small or large.”

The projects and their apparent low bids are as follows:



  • Milling, patching, overlay and drainage on Carolina Avenue in Washington Parish: $1,847,121.80.
  • Milling, overlay, and drainage on Henning Drive and Weekly Road in Calcasieu Parish: $1,411,972.09.
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on Louisiana Highway 879 between Louisiana Highway 585 and Louisiana Highway 2 in West Carroll Parish: $4,808,203.65.
  • Milling and patching on Louisiana Highway 1 between Louisiana Highway 490 and Louisiana Highway 119 in Natchitoches Parish: $1,199,822.64.


Bridge replacement and repair

  • Rehabilitation of Berwick Bay Bridge on Louisiana Highway 182 in St. Mary Parish: $25,969,337.50.
  • Replacement of Joe’s Bayou and Carraway Lake bridges on Louisiana Highway 134 in East Carroll Parish: $6,314,414.80.
  • Replacement of Sandy Creek Bridge on Louisiana Highway 961 in East Feliciana Parish: $2,255,649.59.


Congestion mitigation and safety

  • Striping and signage throughout Acadia Parish: $627,932.85.
  • Safety improvements to various curves on state highways throughout Lincoln, Ouachita, and Union parishes: $6,269,405.50.


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.

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