BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) considered bids totaling more than $39 million at its Oct. 28 public bid opening, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal and DOTD Secretary William D. Ankner, Ph.D.
With a bid of $16,120,613.73, Gilchrist Construction Co. LLC, Alexandria, was the low bidder on the most expensive job let Oct. 28, a project in Iberia Parish calling for installing drainage pipe, asphalt overlay, installing a concrete slab span bridge, installing a movable bridge and related work to replace two bridges on La. 83 at Weeks Island.
Other projects awarded are listed below by parish(es), description, contractor and bid:
Ascension – Installing drainage pipe, building concrete sidewalks and related work on La. 939 from Eatel to East Ascension High School, and on La. 939 along Bayou Francois, Three C's Properties Inc., Robert, $466,361.60.
Cameron – Asphalt overlay and related work on La. 1144 from La. 384 South to the marsh, W.E. McDonald & Son LLC, Glenmora, $538,787.81.
Jefferson – Asphalt overlay, pavement patching and related work on La. 23 from U.S. 90-B to Lapalco Boulevard, Barriere Construction Co. LLC, Boutte, $3,848,850.35.
Lafayette – Asphalt overlay, pavement patching and related work on U.S. 90 from Coolidge Street to Pinhook Road; on La. 723 from La. 725 to La. 182; and on La. 725 from Ambassador Caffery Parkway to La. 723, H & S Construction Co. Inc., Broussard, $589,370.22.
Natchitoches – Replacing the bridge deck on the Grand Ecore Bridge on La. 6, Jensen Construction Co., Tulsa, Okla., $5,478,974.85.
Orleans – Asphalt overlay, installing a concrete slab span bridge and related work to replace the bridge on Harrison Avenue over Bayou St. John, Thigpen Construction Co. Inc., St. Rose, $1,376,975.
Plaquemines – Electrical, mechanical and structural repairs to the Belle Chasse tunnel on La. 23, Grady Crawford Construction Co. Inc., Baton Rouge, $2,134,438.50.
Plaquemines – Dewatering, lighting repairs, structural steel repairs and related work at the Ostrica Locks, American Contractor & Technology Inc., Scott, $2,995,913.08.
Rapides – Asphalt overlay, pavement patching and related work on La. 112 from U.S. 165 to I-49, Diamond B Construction Co. LLC, Alexandria, $1,989,637.71.
St. Helena – Asphalt overlay, installing concrete slab span bridges and related work to replace the Killian Branch Creek Bridge and the East Hog Branch Bridge, Guinn Brothers LLC, Jennings, $598,826.80.
St. Landry – Asphalt overlay, pavement patching and related work on U.S. 167 from the Evangeline Parish line to La. 182, Prairie Contractors Inc., Opelousas, $3,208,645.51.