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Gov. Edwards and Louisiana DOTD Announce Apparent Low Bidder for Second Phase of LA 1 Corridor Project

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA — Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announce that the second phase of the LA 1 corridor project has been let. James Construction Group, LLC. presented the apparent low construction bid of $463.6 million.

“I am excited to see this day come that we can begin another major project that has been on the books for years but has lacked funding,” Edwards said. “The completion of this project will strengthen the nation’s economic security by providing stability to the oil and gas industry that relies on the services provided along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. This is a sign of progress and a commitment to recovery of this region.”

Phase II consists of the construction of an 8.3-mile two-lane elevated structure on LA 1 in Lafourche Parish that will connect the communities of Golden Meadow and Leeville. The design of this structure will allow it to be built using “top-down” construction methods for the protection of sensitive wetland and marshes in the surrounding areas. Other elements of this project include road work, highway lighting, ITS items, and the construction of a levee T-wall. Preliminary construction could start early in 2022 with full construction beginning in the summer of 2022.

This is part of a multi-phase project to provide an 18-mile elevated highway on a new location between Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon. Phase I consisted of a nine-mile elevated highway along LA 1, as well as a high-rise bridge over Bayou Lafourche. This was completed June 2012.

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