June 14, 2019
This is the most recent highway update I received from DOTD for Senate District 18…
Project Description – LA 42 – Widening and Improvements
Contract Time – 850 Calendar Days
Contractor – Barber Brothers Contracting Co., LLC
Project Start Date – November 24, 2017 – Anticipated Completion Date – Nov. 8, 2020
Project Cost – $27,482,012.38
% 59.6 complete % Time elapsed – 50.64
Current Work: Turn lane to remain closed until work is completed in this area (intersection of LA 73\LA 42 thru to Airline). Eastbound right turn lane onto LA 73 and Airline left turn lane southbound onto LA 42 will remain closed until all work on LA 42 between LA 73 and US 61 has been completed. Crews continue to cut soil cement in widening sections along LA 42 in both directions from Ronald Rd. to N. Lake. The contractor plans to have all subgrade and base completed from Ronald Rd. to N. Lake on both sides in the weeks to come. The contractor still has to work on subgrade and base from Chenier Dr. to LA 73. Crews will continue to lay subsurface drainage yard drains all along the corridor, weather permitting. Curbing work and forming of concrete drives will continue for weeks to come.
Project Description – LA 431 at LA 934 – Intersection Improvement (Gold Place)
Contract Time – 60 Working Days
Contractor – LA Contracting Enterprises, LLC
Project Start Date – January 2, 2018 – Anticipated Completion Date – July 1, 2019
Project Cost – $1,517,844.72
% Complete – 74.06 % Time elapsed – 85
Current Work: Crews completed working on subsurface drainage along LA 431. Dirt work is 100% complete. Contractor has completed the Class II Base 100%. Asphalt base and binder paving is complete on widened portions of LA 431. Traffic signal supports have been poured
Project Description – LA 44 Turn Lanes at 5 intersections
Contract Time – 120 Working Days
Contractor – KCR Contractors, LLC
Project Start Date – July 23, 2018 Anticipated Completion Date – September 13, 2019
Project Cost – $3,501,304.95
% Complete – 30.9 % Time elapsed – 23.33
Current Work: LA 44/ LA 933 awaiting partial acceptance. LA 44/Causey Rd awaiting partial acceptance. LA 44/LA 935, LA 44/LA 621, and LA 44/LA 931 are all in utility delay.
Project Description – LA 3038 Cornerview – Rehab and Turn Lane
Contract Time – 75 Working Days
Contractor – R.J. Daigle & Sons Contractors
Project Start Date – September 27, 2018 Anticipated Completion Date – August 30, 2019
Project Cost – $2,118,387.76
% Complete: 18.46 % Time elapsed: 29.33
Current Work: There will be a road closure on Cornerview between S. Irma Blvd. and N. Edenborn Ave. with a detour. The detour will send motorists up N. Edenborn Ave. to E. Weber St. and back down N. Irma Ave. to access Cornerview when traveling West on Cornerview, from Airline Hwy to LA 44. This road closure will take place Saturday June 22th starting at 7:00 am until Sunday June 23th at 5:00 pm. Closure will be at a spot location to install a new subsurface cross drain. Crews continue working on subsurface drainage, weather permitting.
Project Description – LA 22 and LA 70 Geometric Improvement
Contract Time – 200 Working Days
Contractor – Barriere Construction Co.
Project Start Date – August 18, 2018 Anticipated Completion Date – December 5, 2019
Project Cost – $5,633,333.69
% Complete: 2.65 % Time elapsed: 0
Current Work: Contractor scheduled to begin work June 17, 2019.
Project Description – LA 30 Turn Lanes at S. Purpera and S. Hodgeson
Contract Time – 50 Working Days
Contractor – Command Construction Industries
Project Start Date – September 18, 2018 Anticipated Completion Date – June 20, 2019
Project Cost – $794,004.34
% Complete – 96.38 % Time Elapsed – 91.38
Current Work: Final walk through scheduled June 18, 2019.
Project Description – LA 22 Rehabilitation
Contract Time – 100 Working Days
Contractor R. J. Daigle & Sons Contractors
Project Start Date – December 5, 2018 Anticipated Completion Date – July 8, 2019
Project Cost – $2,540,448.16
% Complete – 94.5 % Time Elapsed – 79
All striping has been completed on project. Mailboxes and hydro-seeding. Installation of signs are schedule for June 13, 2019.
October 15, 2018
PRESS RELEASE FROM DOTD:
Sunshine bridge damage extensive, remains closed
May 4, 2018
Maurepas, Ama and Union Diversions
Here is the latest information on the Maurepas, Ama, and Union diversion projects from the Department of Transportation and Development.
April 25, 2017
History of Revenue Collection from the Gasoline Tax
The state has had a tax on gasoline and other fuels for several decades, a portion of which is dedicated to spending on roads and infrastructure construction and maintenance. The gasoline tax, as it is often called, has been adjusted a few times in its history as revenue collections have failed to keep pace with inflation (in construction costs, for example) and in revenue needs for infrastructure. The last increase in the gasoline tax took effect in the 1990-1991 Fiscal Year, when the gasoline tax was raised to 20 cents per gallon, where it remains today.
In the 2017 Regular Fiscal Session, the Legislature will consider raising the gas tax.
March 23, 2017
The Department of Transportation and Development, after studying traffic patterns, accidents, and congestion, has determined that a traffic signal is warranted at the intersection of La. 74 and La. 928 (Bluff Road). Although no firm date was given in the letter I have posted here and made available for your viewing, DOTD intends to install a traffic signal “as soon as possible.”
September 29, 2016
I have been provided a document with highly detailed information on upcoming road projects and improvements. The document contains detailed and helpful maps that make it easier to understand exactly where improvements will be made and what those improvements will be. I hope you find them informative.
September 16, 2016
The linked spreadsheet contains the most current list/update of construction and improvement projects in our DOTD district, which includes the tri-parish area comprising Senate District 18.
August 10, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has submitted its Highway Program for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year, which details DOTD’s proposal for projects that are scheduled for construction during the fiscal year. The list is sorted by parish and gives some limited details about the nature of the project. Included in the link below is general information from the Highway Program Proposal and the list of projects for Ascension, Livingston, and St. James parishes.
The linked list of projects below (“Senate District Road Projects) includes all projects that have been approved for the parishes of Ascension, Livingston, and St. James. Priority 1 projects are the highest priority with cash and line of credit availability for the project. Priority 2 projects are similarly high in priority and often include line of credit funding for projects that also have Priority 1 funding. Priority 5 projects have been approved but are not in line for immediate funding; they have been judged worthy of merit and funding but will take longer to move into Priority 1 status. This list is current from the Capital Outlay Legislation approved by the Louisiana Legislature and the Governor in the 2016 sessions.
Additionally, the link below is a map of current and immediate state highway projects within DOTD District 61, which includes Senate District 18.