Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Louisiana’s 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that safety projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (27 percent).* Bridge maintenance/replacement projects follow, comprising 22 percent of the planned spending. Road maintenance/minor widening projects account for 14 percent of the STIP. New road capacity and projects classified as “other” each make up 13 percent of the planned spending and transit projects account for 9 percent of the planned spending. Bicycle/pedestrian projects account for 2 percent, and road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) less than 1 percent. No spending on bridge capacity expansion projects was identified. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-2014
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$487.56|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$6.71|
|New Road Capacity||$467.27|
* Safety projects include $554 million for the Statewide Overlay Program, funded in part by federal safety funds.