The Advertiser – DOTD signs design-build contract for Geaux South project

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Monday that it has signed a design-build contract, as part of the Geaux South program, for the construction of the U.S. 90 (future I-49 South) at Louisiana 318 interchange project in St. Mary Parish.

The design-build contractor is Gilchrist Construction Co., who has selected Stantec as its lead designer.

The project will involve upgrading the existing U.S. 90 and Louisiana 318 signalized intersection to a full control of access, grade-separated interchange including the reconstruction of the U.S. 90 frontage roads to provide local access to Louisiana 318.

As part of the plan, the project would improve connectivity for industrial and freight transport to the sugar mill and port-related industries, as well as increase capacity and improve overall mobility.

The $56 million project will be primarily funded with unclaimed property funds.

Work is estimated for completion in just over two years.

The Geaux South program is a $3 billion program dedicated to upgrading U.S. 90 to interstate standards.

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