State officials said Monday they have picked a contractor to handle the first phase of the widening of often congested Interstate 10 between LA. 415 and the I0/12 split.
The work will be done by Kiewit/Boh, a joint venture and one of three firms that submitted qualifications to the state Department of Transportation and Development.
Construction is set to start in late 2022.
The overhaul is being financed with federal bonds, with the state repaying the money by using a portion of its annual federal allocation of dollars.
The first installment on a $650 million highway borrowing plan, including major projects in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, won easy approval Thu…
The first, which does not cover the entire, is estimated to cost $716 million.
State officials have long touted the proo
The initial allocation of borrowing is $360 million.
“Since 2016 this administration has been bold in our efforts