LAKE CHARLES: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that it will re-bid the proposed project to re-deck the I-210 Bridge.
The project was originally put out for bid in November 2016. However, DOTD received only one bid, which came in approximately 150 percent over estimate.
Originally the project involved performing joint repairs on I-10 bridges throughout Lake Charles, as well as re-decking the main span of the I-210 Bridge. As part of the re-bid process, the I-10 and I-210 work will be separated into two projects.
DOTD is further evaluating the unique circumstances and accommodations needed in order to perform the I-210 bridge re-decking, which may have resulted in the single bid. Maintaining traffic during construction is a major challenge in this project.
The I-10 bridges joint repair work is estimated to be re-bid in May 2017, while the I-210 Bridge re-bid is estimated for November 2017.