Louisiana DOTD announces 23 projects selected for Transportation Alternatives program

Federal funding for these projects totals $19.6 million

August 12, 2021 / 1 minute read
Transportation Alternatives program

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) this week announced that 23 projects statewide have been selected for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

Federal funding for these projects totals $19.6 million, according to a press release from LaDOTD.

“We’re pleased to have these 23 projects around our state selected to be part of TAP,” LaDOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., said in a statement. “As important as our major infrastructure projects are, we must remember that smaller infrastructure projects, especially those involving pedestrians and bicyclists, are equally important. TAP is a step in the right direction to continue making Louisiana welcoming of all forms of transportation, whether it’s motorized or not.”

TAP is a federally funded program administered through LaDOTD. The goal is to work toward building a more balanced transportation system that includes pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as the motoring public.

Eligible projects can include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safe routes for non-drivers, conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, scenic turnouts, overlooks and viewing areas, archaeological activities, storm water mitigation, wildlife management, and community improvement activities. Community improvement activities can include outdoor advertising management, historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities, and vegetation management.

The 23 projects selected are in the New Orleans, Lafayette, Monroe, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and Hammond areas. A complete list of all selected projects can be found on LaDOTD's website.

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SOURCE: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

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