Updates expected on Mississippi River Bridge project at Louisiana State Capitol on Monday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – How much closer are we to getting a new Mississippi River Bridge?

That is one of the questions that might be answered at the Louisiana State Capitol on Monday afternoon.

DOTD and Atlas Technical Consultants, LLC. are expected to go over the latest information about the Mississippi River Bridge project including possible bridge locations.

According to BRAC, “Tangible progress is underway in the process to build a new Mississippi River Bridge and connectors in the Capital Region. Atlas is working with DOTD on site selection, and has narrowed down the number of potential locations to 17 sites.”

The public should find out more at 2 p.m. inside Senate Committee Room E.

The agenda for the meeting can be found below:

Capital Area Road and Bridge District

  1. Update on the progress being made by DOTD and Atlas Technical Consultants, LLC., since the last meeting, on the Bridge project, and its identified tasks and timelines.

A. Introduction of Representative(s) of Atlas Technical Consultants, LLC.

B. Comments from Representative(s) of Atlas Technical Consultants, LLC.

C. Other Bridge Project updates from attending representatives of DOTD.

D. Comparison of Timelines and Tasks to actual performance by Atlas.

E. Identification of all remaining alternatives for potential Bridge location.

F. Report on amount of funds expended/disbursed by DOTD to Atlas.

  1. Report by DOTD on:

A. The recently passed Federal Infrastructure Legislation and an explanation of the allocation of said funds to current DOTD projects already prioritized and/or any potential allocation for a new bridge construction.

B. Current prioritization of the Mississippi River Bridge project.

  1. Public Comment, if any.

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