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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Funding secured for next LA 1 phase

Funding secured for next LA 1 phase

The next phase of construction on the new elevated portion of Louisiana Highway 1 (LA1) between Golden Meadow and Leeville is set to begin in the coming months now that funding for the project has been secured.

According to Henri Boulet, Executive Director of the LA1 Coalition, a support group working for highway improvements in the area, $40 million has been pledged by the state to go along with some $6.6 million in matching funds from the private sector for the segment construction.

The 3,400 foot long segment will run from near the Apache dock in Golden Meadow southward and cross over the ring levee and end after about another 300 feet.

This will be the first of three construction segments that will eventually connect with the current elevated overpass in Leeville.

Advertisements for construction proposals on the project are slated for December of this year.

Bids on the project are expected to be taken in early 2016 with work likely beginning in late spring or early summer of next year.

Construction time on the segment is expected to take approximately two years.