homepage home
subscribe to Texas Construction magazine subscribe
newsletters free e-newsletter
advertise
industry jobs industry jobs
Dodge Data & Analytics
Texas Construction Logo
Order Your RISK FREE Subscription
comment

La. DOTD Awards James Construction Contract for I-49 North Segment

Text size: A A

The last fully funded segment of the $622 million I-49 North extension from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line was awarded on February 18 by the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

Image courtesy DOT
----- Advertising -----

James Construction Group LLC, Baton Rouge, won a $25.7-million contract to build a 3.4-mile segment of the four-lane interstate from La. Hwy 530 to La. Hwy 170. Work should begin this spring and last until spring 2013.

To date, the Louisiana DOTD has awarded nine contracts valued at $460 million for construction of the I-49 North corridor. Two remaining segments of the corridor–critical to freight transport and emergency evacuation–are currently unfunded.

“We will continue to work with local and state officials on finding innovative ways to fund the remaining two sections of this important roadway,” says DOTD secretary Sherri H. LeBas.

In January, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) announced that he is pursuing legislation in the upcoming session to bond out $7.5 million to invest the estimated $60 million needed to construct the 4.25-mile “Segment J” of I-49 North.

This spring, in addition to beginning work on the recently awarded (“Segment F”), James Construction Group will start construction on the $36.4 million “Segment G” that the contractor won in December. Three contracts on I-49 North are already complete, and six are under way.

 

----- Advertising -----
Blogs: Texas & La. Staff
Our blog delivers the latest news, insights, and opinions about Texas & Louisiana construction.
Reader Photos
Photos from ENR Texas & Louisiana Photo Showcase
Dodge Lead Center
Search for local construction projects OR CALL 877-234-4246 and get a FREE Lead Now!
Search by Project Type & State





----- Advertising -----
 Reader Comments:

Sign in to Comment

To write a comment about this story, please sign in. If this is your first time commenting on this site, you will be required to fill out a brief registration form. Your public username will be the beginning of the email address that you enter into the form (everything before the @ symbol). Other than that, none of the information that you enter will be publically displayed.

We welcome comments from all points of view. Off-topic or abusive comments, however, will be removed at the editors’ discretion.