DOTD takes bids for new Jimmie Davis Bridge

La. DOTD opens bids for new Jimmie Davis Bridge
Published: Feb. 28, 2023 at 4:24 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 10:01 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) opened up the bids for a new four-lane Jimmie Davis Bridge over the Red River.

It’s welcome news for many in south Bossier and south Shreveport.

Thalle Construction Company and James Construction Group were the two companies that submitted design and build proposals.

James Construction’s bid was $361,743,367. DOTD estimated the bid to be approximately $223 million. Both companies gave a time frame of more than four years to complete the project.

The plan is to build a new four-lane structure next to the existing bridge, which will then become a linear park connecting the two cities.


Back in 2022, the project hit a major snag and had to be rebid.