DOTD announces overlay project for River Road was let in West Baton Rouge

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PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced 15 projects around the state were let, including one in West Baton Rouge Parish on November 18. Twelve contractors presented apparent low bids totaling $35 million.

The milling, patching and overlay of River Road (LA 986) in West Baton Rouge was let for $324,061.

“This month’s letting is the start of quite a few roadway rehabilitation projects in different parts of the state,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “We know there are highways around Louisiana that are in need of repair, so we’re pleased to be able to extend the lives of these corridors whenever the funding allows.”

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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