With an aggressive design and pre-construction task schedule, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) has set an October 2021 date to receive construction bids for the elevated highway from Golden Meadow to Leeville.

This past June the LA 1 Phase 2 Project won a $135 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation’s INFRA Grant Program, providing the state 30% of the $445 million estimated cost. Pictured above are Governor John Bel Edwards, Congressman Steve Scalise, local legislators, and GLPC and Coalition officials at the grant announcement in Golden Meadow.

Another $150 million of construction funding will come from BP Economic Damage monies which was committed in Act 443 of state’s 2019 Regular Legislative Session. Additional funds are pledged through the state Capital Outlay Program, from the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, from Lafourche Parish Government, from local land owners and several oil & gas companies. The LA 1 Coalition also pledged funds representing buy-in from the nonprofit sector. Pledge letters from such a wide range of community stakeholders helped our state and the LA 1 Project win the largest INFRA grant the federal government is awarding throughout the country in 2020.

Thank you to all who contributed to the winning grant application!