South Louisiana's First Submerged Roads Program Project Completed

Staff | September 28, 2010

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has marked the first completed project of the South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program – a repair and overlay project on Marconi Drive. The program, which is 100-percent funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will restore several hurricane-damaged roads. The program funds are approved projects in five eligible parishes – Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany.

Phase A, the first phase of the program, includes approximately 50 projects in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes and is anticipated to cost approximately $100 million. DOTD and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (NORPC) are identifying potential projects for Phase B in Plaquemines and St. Tammany parishes.

For more information on the South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program please log on to or call the South Louisiana Submerged Roads Program Information Line at 800-574-7193.