Press Release (Media/Web) Dept. of Transportation and Development Announces Bid Results for Statewide Projects

Published 6:30 pm Friday, April 21, 2023

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that 24 projects around the state received bids recently. Twenty-three contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $164.8 million.

“DOTD is pleased to have so many projects let in April,” said DOTD Secretary Eric Kalivoda. “Over $160 million is being invested in our state’s infrastructure. Part of this investment are two high-profile projects: the widening of a portion of I-12 in St. Tammany Parish, and the rehabilitation of the Harvey Tunnel in the New Orleans area.”

The projects and their apparent low bids are as follows:

Bridge Replacement and Repair:

  • Replacement of Pine Bluff Rd. and Tack Allen Rd. bridges in Ouachita Parish: $1,917,860.00
  • Bayou Plaquemine Bridge strengthening on LA 1 in Iberville Parish: $248,418.00


  • I-12 widening between LA 1077 and LA 21 and overpass replacement over LA 21 in St. Tammany Parish: $56,161,722.84
  • Harvey Canal Tunnel rehabilitation on U.S. 90Z in Jefferson Parish: $53,718,699.10
  • Grading, milling, patching, and overlay on I-10 between Paris Rd. and Lake Pontchartrain in Orleans Parish: $16,326,016.64
  • Grading, milling, overlay, and drainage on LA 62 between LA 10 and LA 436 in Washington Parish: $3,395,739.25
  • Milling and overlay on LA 432 between Doughty Rd. and LA 38 in St. Helena Parish: $1,074,331.93
  • Grafton Dr. pavement rehabilitation in St. Tammany Parish: $1,040,603.90
  • Roadway and drainage replacement on E. Railroad Ave. in Livingston Parish: $439,927.94
  • Roadway leveling on U.S. 90-Z and LA 3017 in Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemines parishes: $668,567.50
  • Milling and overlay on LA 330 between LA 689 and LA 331 in Vermilion Parish: $2,950,979.24
  • Milling, patching, and overlay on LA 27 between Intracoastal Park Rd. and Benoit Rd. in Calcasieu Parish: $2,135,198.81
  • Grading, paving, and patching on LA 3154 between LA 3139 and U.S. 61 in Jefferson Parish: $869,067.88
  • Milling and overlay on LA 588 between Copes Rd. and LA 585 in West Carroll Parish: $2,685,774.00
  • Pavement rehabilitation and overlay on LA 1238 between LA 127 and Weatherford Rd. in Winn Parish: $2,856,590.01
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 547 between McKnight Rd. and LA 845 in Caldwell Parish: $2,195,811.55

Congestion Mitigation and Safety:

  • Reflectors and striping on I-210 between I-10 west junction and Ryan St. in Calcasieu Parish: $860,274.22
  • Reflectors and striping on I-10 between LA 108 and LA 27 in Calcasieu Parish: $1,195,779.16
  • Reflectors and striping on I-20 between Richland Parish line and LA 602-2 in Madison Parish: $2,595,206.60
  • Roundabout installation on U.S. 171 at Boone St. in Vernon Parish: $9,770,606.43
  • Installation of raised median between turn lanes to convert full access median opening to j-turns on LA 39 at Guerra Dr. in St. Bernard Parish: $440,102.00
  • Traffic signalization on LA 30 at LA 3115 in Iberville Parish: $243,686.97


  • Mowing and litter collection along I-10 and I-210 in Calcasieu Parish: $635,812.23
  • Duty/Enterprise ferry drydock for repairs, maintenance, and painting in Catahoula Parish: $328,700.00

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. Bid prices deemed outside of a certain range or exceeding the project budget typically trigger a more extensive evaluation. 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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