Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects
The Annual Listing of Obligated Projects identifies all projects which have received funding commitments. In fiscal year 2013, a total of $178.1 million was obligated for 87 transportation projects in the New Orleans Metropolitan Planning Area and the Mandeville/Covington, Slidell and South Tangipahoa Planning Areas. Highlights on the expenditure of funds include the following:
Preservation of Roads and Bridges $90.4 million (50.8%)
- New Roadway Capacity $47.1 (26.4%)
- Transit Projects $9.3 million (5.2%)
Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements $1.5 million (0.8%)
- Operational Efficiency and Safety $29.8 million (16.7%)
- The largest project obligation was the MacArthur Interchange (Phase 1B) which was funded through a combination of federal aid (STPFLEX) and state general funds at a cost of $35.3 million. Other significant highway investments included resurfacing improvements (State of Good Repair) to storm damaged local arterial roadways in Orleans Parish at a cost of $22.9 million and widening of US 190 in St. Tammany Parish at $11.3 million.
- 73 of the 87 transportation improvements were under $3.0 million reflecting the continuing emphasis being placed on roadway rehabilitation and transit system recovery following Katrina and accounting for 84.0% of all projects and 72.2% of total funding.
9 of the 87 projects had net obligations ranging between $3 million and $10 million. These projects accounted for $48.5 million or 27.2% of the total obligated funding. $4.6 million went to maintenance of the New Orleans rail streetcar system and $3.3 million to transit system improvements in St. Tammany Parish.