Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – Building will start quickly on a challenge to exchange the lighting system on the I-210 Bridge.
Following the injury attributable to the 2020 storms, the plan to exchange the lighting system of the I-210 bridge was scheduled for completion in June 2022 however was delayed.
The Ministry of Transport and Growth tells us that the challenge is definitely nonetheless ongoing.
“So as to have a extra strong lighting system and face up to stronger winds over its lifetime, DOTD has been pursued and accredited for an enchancment or mainly an improve to the lighting system,” mentioned DOTD public info officer John Guidroz.
In doing so, the challenge needed to be redesigned. Redesign and rising materials prices triggered delays.
“Stronger basis and pillars, mixed with very excessive uncooked materials costs, resulted within the challenge price greater than double the DOTD’s preliminary estimate,” Guidroz mentioned. “So mainly what’s occurring now could be that DOTD is within the means of getting approval from federal authorities for the elevated price to start out this enterprise.”
The challenge is at present estimated at between $7 and $8 million.
“This challenge will embody the set up of a brand new bridge-based basis, a brand new ground-mounted basis,” Guidroz mentioned. “There are new poles, new lights, new wiring, new junction packing containers and duct change.”
Building is anticipated to start in the summertime of 2023.
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