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Bid in final I-10 widening project awarded; construction expected to begin in 2020

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 12:14:53-04

A bid for a project on I-10 in St. Martin Parish has been awarded and work is set to begin next year.

DOTD says that Gilchrist Construction of Jeanerette was awarded the bid on the project which will cost $87.7 million. Bids opened for the project in July 2019.

The work, which is part of the third and final phase of widening I-10, is expected to start in 2020 with construction going from Breaux Bridge to Henderson. It will take 3 years to complete, according to DOTD.