American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA), which instituted the largest increase in funding for our country’s roads, bridges and mass transit systems since the development of our national highway system. The Act allocated a total of $150 billion for investment in infrastructure. The State of Louisiana received a total of $430 million with sub-allocations of $29.1 million to the New Orleans urbanized area and $19.2 million to the St. Tammany (Northshore) urbanized areas of Mandeville/Covington and Slidell. In addition, approximately $27 million was distributed to the Regional Planning Commission for transportation investments eligible under ARRA, which include: road preservation, capacity or widening projects, traffic signal system upgrades, bridge maintenance, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and landscaping enhancements. Projects were identified and prioritized for ARRA funding based on the following mandated criteria:

  • Projects needed to be “shovel ready” and have environmental clearance or be in the advanced stages of engineering design;
  • projects were located in economically distressed areas;
  • projects created and sustained jobs by contributing to business retention and economic development;
  • projects enhanced community sustainability by addressing an important transportation deficiency;
  • projects could be let to construction and completed within 3 years.

ARRA Transportation Investments in the Greater New Orleans region

Project Number Investment Project Description Proposed Improvement Advanced to
Construction
Parish
Multiple $11.1 million Enhancements Associated With The Submerged Roads Program Sidewalks, Bike Paths and Landscaping June 2009 Greater New Orleans
450-15-1013 $50.1 million I-10/Causeway Interchange Interchange Modification June 2009 Jefferson Parish
742-26-0053 $1.2 million Lapalco Blvd. (Manhattan to Bayou Fatma) Mill and Overlay Feb 2010 Jefferson Parish
742-36-0008 $11.2 million Earhart Blvd. repaving Reconstruction June 2009 Orleans Parish
742-36-0117 $10.1 million Fleur De Lis Blvd. repaving Reconstruction June 2009 Orleans Parish
450-90-0230 $2.5 million I-10 (High Rise – I-510) Fencing, Safety, Beautification Feb 2010 Orleans Parish
838-03-0024
838-06-0003
$3.6 million LA 406 Woodland Hwy.
(LA 23 to LA 407)
Widening Dec 2009 Plaquemines Parish
744-45-0007 $1.3 million St Charles Westbank Multiuse Path Bike/Ped Enhancements June 2009 St Charles Parish
428-03-0013 $1.1 million LA 3127 (LM 9.7 to I-310) Mill and Overlay Nov 2009 St Charles Parish
046-03-0076 $1.1 million LA 46/St Bernard Hwy. Drainage/Safety Improvements Feb 2009 St Bernard Parish
218-03-0022 $6.2 million LA 59 @ I-12 Interchange Improvements June 2009 St Tammany Parish
018-04-0046 $6.2 million US 11 @ I-12 Interchange Improvements July 2009 St Tammany Parish
453-01-0058 $4.0 million US 11 / LA 190 @ I-59 Intersection Improvements June 2009 St Tammany Parish
454-04-0082 $10 million LA 21 @ I-12 Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
013-11-0038 $1.2 million US 190 @ Northpark Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
852-26-0017 $1.2 million LA 1090 @ Brownswitch Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
852-25-0017 $1.8 million LA 1091 @ Brownswitch Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
852-26-0021 $1.8 million US 11 @ Cleo Rd. Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
018-30-0025 $2 million LA 433 @ Voters Rd. Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
059-01-0029 $3 million LA 21 @ Brewster Rd. Intersection Improvements Feb 2010 St Tammany Parish
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