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The Next Steps

The next step for the community of Southwest Louisiana to come together in advocating for a new bridge with our elected officials. We must continue to keep the focus of our legislative delegation on the critical need for funding a new bridge. We need them to work together, find the funding, and build this bridge. Options for getting involved and making sure your voice is heard can be found here (link to get involved).

The I-10 Bridge Task Force and the Chamber SWLA are continuing to work diligently with our SWLA state and federal legislative delegations, the governor, and the LA DOTD to continue forward progress on construction pre-planning as well as funding.

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The Next Steps

The next step for the community of Southwest Louisiana to come together in advocating for a new bridge with our elected officials. We must continue to keep the focus of our legislative delegation on the critical need for funding a new bridge. We need them to work together, find the funding, and build this bridge. Options for getting involved and making sure your voice is heard can be found here (link to get involved).

The I-10 Bridge Task Force and the Chamber SWLA are continuing to work diligently with our SWLA state and federal legislative delegations, the governor, and the LA DOTD to continue forward progress on construction pre-planning as well as funding.

The Next Steps

The next step is for the I-10 Bridge Task Force and the Chamber SWLA is to work with the SWLA legislative delegation to file any necessary legislation in the 2019 legislative session and to ask the LADOTD and the governor to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for private ventures to design, finance, construct, maintain and concession the new Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge by entering into the P3 partnership. The I-10 Bridge Task Force recommends that local contractors and vendors be given priority for service to the private venture.

The I-10 Task Force is requesting LADOTF to begin the RFP process by the end of this year.