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Port of New Orleans Hires WSP to Deliver St. Bernard Transportation Corridor

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) Board of Commissioners passed two resolutions to expedite the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, a roadway for St. Bernard Parish that will connect the new $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) to the interstate system and deliver a road that …

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Plans Unveiled for Gayle and Tom Benson Ochsner Children’s Hospital in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Louisiana’s No. 1 children’s hospital will soon have a new home thanks to a gift from Gayle Benson, owner of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

The five-story, 343,000-square-foot building will be constructed at Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans next …

Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use Neighborhood Along the Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS, LA — River District Neighborhood Investors, LLC (RDNI) and the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority recently broke ground on New Orleans’ newest mixed-use neighborhood located on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Joined by anchor commercial tenant Shell Gulf of Mexico Operations, Louisiana Governor-elect Jeff …

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Turner Breaks Ground on Alliance Healthcare Services Crisis Wellness Center

MEMPHIS, TN — Turner Construction Company and Alliance Healthcare Services recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a Crisis Wellness Center in Memphis, Tennessee. This facility is poised to significantly elevate and expand mental health support services within the Memphis community.

The groundbreaking was attended by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Alliance Healthcare …

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Convention Center’s New Mixed-Use Development Taking Shape with Announcement of Class A Office Tower

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Joined by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Cypress Equities and Lauricella Land Company announce a lease agreement that will bring Shell’s Gulf of Mexico operations headquarters to a 142,000-square-foot multi-floor office building in the heart of the emerging River District neighborhood.

The lease agreement between Shell …

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$40M Roof Replacement Project Underway at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) is replacing 1.9 million square feet of traditional roofing with a new, energy-efficient roofing system. The $40 million roof replacement project is part of a $557 million capital improvement plan and will be under construction until mid-2024. …

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Bernhard Announces 25-Year Energy Partnership with the University of New Orleans to Improve Campus Infrastructure

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Louisiana Energy Partners (LAEP), a partnership between Bernhard LLC and Johnson Controls Inc., and the University of New Orleans (UNO) announces a 25-year Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership to renew UNO’s campus energy infrastructure, reduce campus Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, and provide additional capital …

Louisiana Governor Announces $1.8B Louisiana Port Expansion Project

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Gov. John Bel Edwards announces a historic public-private partnership between the state of Louisiana, the Port of New Orleans, and two global maritime industry leaders to build a $1.8 billion container facility on the Lower Mississippi River. The new Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) in St. Bernard …

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Gilchrist Construction Building a New Gateway to New Orleans' International Airport

The November 2019 opening of the new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport brought a state-of-the-art traveler experience to what has become one of the nation's fastest-growing airports. A current Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) road project, designed to increase vehicle capacity and accommodate …

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Chickasaw Nation Breaks Ground on Destination Development OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, along with tribal, state, and Oklahoma City leaders, participated in the official groundbreaking ceremony for OKANA Resort & Indoor Waterpark.

Situated along the Oklahoma River near downtown Oklahoma City and adjacent to the First Americans Museum, OKANA will be a $400-million …

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Impact Study for Convention Center Hotel Completed

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center announces that HVS Convention, Sports, & Entertainment has completed a hotel market study to determine the viability and advantages of a proposed Convention Center Headquarters Hotel. The goal of the project is to enhance the ability of the …

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DCMC Partners Successfully Obligates $17M FEMA Funds for Lady of the Sea General Hospital

CUT OFF, LA — DCMC Partners, a LEMOINE company, recently supported Lady of the Sea General Hospital (LOSGH) in Cut Off, Louisiana, by helping them to secure over $17 million in FEMA funds to cover emergency costs in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. This funding includes over $14 million …

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Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Adopts Development Agreement with River District Neighborhood Investors

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority Board (the Authority) recently moved to adopt a master development agreement with its development partner, River District Neighborhood Investors, LLC (RDNI).

At a recent Authority meeting, the board voted to approve terms for a mixed-use development of …

Metroplan Invests in Arkansas Through Regional Greenways Project

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Metroplan embarked on an ambitious endeavor in 2020 when it announced a $55-million investment in a regional pathway network in central Arkansas. The money will help build more than 170 miles of planned multi-use paths connecting Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski, and Saline counties.

Metroplan is the planning …

Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 Convention Center Recognized as 2022 ULI Oklahoma Outstanding Public Initiative

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — ULI Oklahoma recognizes the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center as its 2022 Outstanding Public Initiative during the 8th annual Impact Awards.

As the largest single project in the history of the City of Oklahoma City, the $293-million MAPS 3 Convention Center was completed in December …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

Governor Reeves Announces Infrastructure Investments Made Throughout Mississippi

JACKSON, MS — Governor Tate Reeves announces the signing of multiple pieces of legislation, appropriating hundreds of millions of dollars for major infrastructure improvements across the state. The investments include road and bridge repairs, drinking water improvements, and more. Reeves also discussed a range of line-item vetoes that he had …

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New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center $557M Capital Improvement Plan Progresses

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (NOENMCC) Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), which will transform the facility and support the destination in being more competitive, is progressing. Conceptual renderings show the “immersive interventions” under consideration, including the addition of a third level with flexible, multi-purpose …

Tennessee Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2023-2025

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Interim Commissioner Joe Galbato release TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring just over $3.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 58 individual project phases in 34 counties across the state.

The program emphasizes the repair and replacement of …

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Plans for Electric Vehicle Charging Program; Awards nearly $100M in Contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include the next step toward designation of an historic Route 66 bicycle route, a report on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) road-clearing efforts during recent winter storms, updates on federal funding, and a new program …

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Motorists Now ‘On Broadway’ After I-235/I-44 Opening Celebration

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Transportation officials recently raised the curtain on the last major act that will significantly impact traffic at the I-235/I-44 interchange, which puts motorists back “On Broadway” after three years of construction.

The celebration with Gov. Kevin Stitt, Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz, the Oklahoma Department …

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U.S. 11 Bridge in Louisiana Set to Open by End of March

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is scheduled to open the U.S. 11 Bridge by the end of March. The rehabilitation project included concrete and structural repairs, grid deck replacement, painting, installation of a new fender system, and the rehabilitation of electrical and mechanical systems …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

Louisiana Airports Set to Receive Nearly $35.7M

BATON ROUGE, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration recently announced first-year airport funding awards. In all, $2.89 billion will be made available to airports around the nation. The money can be invested in runways, taxiways, safety, and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections, …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid …

USDOT Announces up to $26.9M in Financing for the LA 3241 Project in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, LA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a direct Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan in the amount of up to $26.9 million under the Rural Projects Initiative (RPI) for the Louisiana Department of …