Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced yesterday (July 27, 2021) that the first segment of the LA 3241 corridor project was let on July 21, 2021. Brown Industrial Construction, LLC presented the apparent low bid of $45,964,769.53.
This first segment of the LA 3241 project will construct a new four-lane highway between LA 40/LA 41 and LA 435 in St. Tammany Parish. The second segment is scheduled to let later this year, and the third segment is scheduled to be let in 2023 and is already fully funded. After all segments are complete, the project will ultimately consist of a four-lane highway between LA 40/LA 41 in Bush and Interstate 12. Scroll down for a map of the project.
The long awaited LA 3241 project began in 1989 when voters approved a 4-cent increase to the gas tax in order to fund Act 16 of the 1989 legislature and is the 15th of the 16 projects authorized. District 5 State Representative Malinda White pointed out that, by connecting Washington and St. Tammany parishes to Interstate 12, “we can look for future economic development and growth in the Northshore Region of Louisiana."