Client: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Completion Date: Ongoing
Scope of Services:
Management of all TIMED program tasks to accelerate program completion
Financial Administration, Project Management, Public Outreach
Right-of-way Acquisition, Utility construction, Design, Construction Oversight
The TIMED (Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development) Program is the single largest transportation program in Louisiana’s history. The TIMED Program was created by Act 16 of the 1989 Louisiana Legislature and was voted for by the people. The $4.9 billion improvement program includes widening 536 miles of state highways to four lanes on 11 project corridors, widening and/or new construction on three major bridges and improvements to both the Port of New Orleans and Louis Armstrong International Airport. The Program is designed to enhance economic development in Louisiana through an investment in transportation projects.
In 2002, the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development accelerated the TIMED Program. LA DOTD hired a consultant to assist with the management of the Program and decided to bond out the remainder of the Program, with the first bond sale of $275 million occurring in August 2002. The TIMED Program is now scheduled to be completed many years earlier than the 2002 estimate of a 2031 completion.
As part of a joint venture, GEC serves as an extension of the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LA DOTD). The Joint Venture (LTM) is under contract to the LA DOTD to manage the TIMED Program in order to accelerate the completion of these projects. In addition to handling financial administration, LTM also performs project management, public outreach, right-of-way acquisition, utility construction, design consulting, and construction oversight on projects.
Please see the following website for complete information on the dozens of projects both underway and completed throughout the program:
Louisiana TIMED Program