Transportation Enhancement Program

The Transportation Enhancement Program provides funds to create a more balanced transportation system. The program, which is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and administered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LADOTD), solicits submissions on a bi-annual basis. Activities that are eligible for funding include:

  1. Pedestrian and bicycle facilities
  2. Pedestrian and bicycle safety activities
  3. Acquisition of scenic or historic easements and sites
  4. Scenic or historic highway programs including tourist and welcome centers
  5. Landscaping and scenic beautification
  6. Historic Preservation
  7. Rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings, structures, or facilities
  8. Conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails
  9. Control and removal of outdoor advertising
  10. Archaeological planning and research
  11. Environmental mitigation of highway runoff pollution, reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality and maintenance of habitat connectivity
  12. Establishment of transportation museums

Parishes, municipal governments, universities, non-profits, or other local government agencies may sponsor an application, with the support of the RPC. The Transportation Enhancement Program is a cost reimbursable program. It is also a requirement that the sponsoring entity contribute matching funds. Additional information about the Transportation Enhancement Program can be found at LaDOTD’s website:

2011 Transportation Enhancement Projects awarded to the Greater New Orleans area

Project Description Award
Jefferson Parish: Bicycle Access Improvements (Gretna) Construct bicycle infrastructure loop through Gretna connecting with four other trails $303,700
Jefferson Parish: Downtown Sidewalk, Phase 2 (Jean Lafitte) Construct sidewalk with landscape and lighting from City Hall along Church Street to Treasure Drive where it joins Phase 1 $319,600
Jefferson Parish: S. Williams Blvd. Streetscaping (Kenner) Sidewalk improvements and landscaping, to provide pedestrian/biking facilities $423,400
Orleans Parish: Magnolia Converted Pedestrian Bridge Rehab. Rehabilitate and enhance Magnolia Bridge (vehicular bridge converted to pedestrian use) over Bayou St. John $844,400
Orleans Parish: St. Charles Ave. Streetscaping Improvements, Phase 1 plus lighting pole revitalization Landscaping the St. Charles neutral ground from Calhoun Street to Napoleon Avenue plus a section of light pole $1,000,000
Orleans Parish: City Park Marconi Multi-Use Path (New Orleans) Construct 10-foot wide multi-use trail along Marconi Dr. from Harrison Ave. to Robert E. Lee Blvd. $690,800
St. Charles Parish: Eastbank Multi-Use Path, Phase 6 Extend 10-foot wide multi-use path on the eastbank of the Miss. River Levee crown from St. Charles/St. John Parish line to West Guide Levee of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Montz (2.9 miles) $973,800
St. Tammany Parish: Town Center Sidewalk Lighting (Abita Springs) Provide sidewalk lighting in Central Abita Springs $284,800
St. Tammany Parish: Olde Town Streetscaping (Slidell) Remove and reconstruct sidewalks and provide drainage and landscaping to a two block area $906,500
Total Funding   $5,747,000

2009 Transportation Enhancement Projects awarded to the Greater New Orleans area

Project Description Award
St. Roch/St. Claude Intersection Revitalization Bump outs, lighting, new sidewalks, bike racks and landscaping along the street face and median $567,622
St. Bernard Mississippi Levee Bike Path, Phase II A multi-use path along the levee top spanning from Murphy Oil Refinery to Rodriguez Lane for approximately 1.6 miles $681,031
St. John Eastbank Mississippi River Multi-Use Trail, Phase II Construction of a multi-use path on the east bank Mississippi River levee extending from Redwood Street to the intersection of West 2nd Street and West 5th Street $946,200
I-10 Beautificaton Landscaping along I-10 in Jefferson Parish $1,203,000.00
Metairie Road Enhancement Project Supplemental street planting along a 2.5 mile stretch of Metairie Road between Orpheum St and N Causeway Blvd. $249,755.00
St Charles Eastbank Multi-Use Path, Phase V Extension of multi-use path located on crown of the Mississippi River Levee, 1.13 miles on eastbank from Apple Street to the East Guide Levee of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. $231,700.00
St Charles Westbank Multi-Use Path, Phase III Extension multi-use path located on crown of the Mississippi River Levee, 4.3 miles on westbank from Davis Drive in Luling to the Jefferson Parish Line. $881,700.00
Fat City Streetscape Enhancements Streetscape enhancements creating a pedestrian-friendly environment in this commercial node. Activities include sidewalk widening, landscaping, lighting, and street furniture. $1,044,240.00
US 190 Landscaping (Fairway Dr to Bogue Falaya River) Landscaping enhancements along US 190 between Fairway Dr and the Bogue Falaya River. This corridor is one of St Tammany Parish's most important travel and commercial corridors. $555,500.00
Livingston Sidewalk Program - Phase IV Construction of sidewalks on various streets within the corporate limits of the Town of Livingston. $318,800.00
St John Eastbank Mississippi River Multi-Use Trail, Phase II Construction of multi-use path on east bank Mississippi River levee from the end of Phase 1, near Redwood Street to near the intersection of West 2nd St and West 5th Street $946,200.00
Boston Street Beautification (Covington) Installation of sidewalks, trees, planters, trash receptacles and light bollards. $862,700.00
I-12/La 441Interchange Landscaping Selective clearing of trees, grubbing of unwanted vegetative growth, tree plantings and landscaping of the interchange at I-12 and La 441 (Exit 29) in Livingston Parish $276,800.00
LaPlace Gateway Sign Installation Installation of five town boundary signs and accompanying landscaping at major roadway entrances to Laplace in St John the Baptist Parish $75,500.00
Summit Boulevard Streetscape Phase II Construction of sidewalks, lighting and landscaping of Summit Boulevard, Phase II. $519,500.00
Total Funding   $8,414,048.00
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