Larry Sant attended a contract signing event to kick off the I-10/Loyola Interchange project—a $125.6 million new entrance for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. GeoEngineers is providing geotechnical services for this marquee Louisiana transportation project.
The event drew officials from across the state, including Secretary of Transportation Shawn Wilson and Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD) Chief Chris Knotts. Larry represented GeoEngineers at the event and spent time with teaming partners from Gilchrist and Stantec. GeoEngineers’ alternative concept for the interchange streamlined the approach and saved several hundred days of construction time.
The Loyola Interchange will dramatically improve access to the New Orleans airport and serve as the main entrance to the new $1 billion, 35-gate terminal currently under construction. With the contracts in place, the Loyola Interchange is expected to enter a design phase before breaking ground in the spring of 2020.