GEC was awarded a major DOTD project involving the widening of I-10 between the Loyola Drive and Veterans Boulevard interchanges in Jefferson Parish. The design contract will result in two sets of pre-construction plans; one between the Loyola Drive and Williams Boulevard interchanges and one between the Williams Boulevard and Veterans Boulevard interchanges.The contract includes preliminary and final plans for both road and bridge, topographic survey, and geotechnical design.
The project area located on I-10 between the Loyola Drive and Williams Boulevard interchanges in Jefferson Parish is 1.65 miles in length. The purpose of the project is to construct 10’ inside shoulders in both directions of I-10, and one 12’ auxiliary lane with a 10’ outside shoulder along I-10 westbound between Loyola Drive and Williams Boulevard interchanges. A double-lane exit ramp will be provided at the Loyola Drive Interchange, and a double-lane entrance ramp at the Loyola Interchange will be investigated during the design phase. As part of this project, the bridges over Duncan Canal will also be widened, and the concrete lining for the Duncan Canal cross section will be provided under I-10 bridges within existing right-of-way. Furthermore, concrete noise barriers will be built along I-10 in both directions.
The second project area is on I-10 between the Williams Boulevard and Veterans Boulevard interchanges, which is 1.85 miles in length. The project consists of constructing one 12’ additional lane with a 10’ shoulder inside along the I-10 eastbound and westbound roadways with median barrier. In addition, concrete sound walls will be constructed along the I-10 westbound on the north side of I-10. The bridges over Canal No. 3 and Veterans Boulevard will also be widened.