Local Public Agencies

There are many opportunities for a Local Public Agency (LPA) to receive a project through the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). One source of funding emphasized on this site is Federal aid funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). These are cost reimbursable funds provided to the DOTD by the FHWA and are passed through the DOTD to the LPA with oversight by the DOTD and FHWA.

Please remember that any cost reimbursable phases available for a project require written approval from the DOTD prior to any money being spent. 

This website is intended to assist the LPA know the available programs, how to obtain a project, and information that will assist in fulfilling the requirements of planning, environmental clearance, design, utility certification, right-of-way acquisition, construction and maintenance.  Proper execution of this information is critical in the processes, conditions and necessary approvals in order to have a project designed, advertised, bid and let to construction in accordance with DOTD requirements.   


  • UPCOMING TRAINING -To learn more about the Qualification Core Training or register online, visit the LTAP website at www.ltrc.lsu.edu/ltap/
  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development is pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for the DOTD Transportation Alternatives Program.  Applications for projects will be accepted between November 2, 2020 and 4:00 pm, December 16, 2020.  The direct link to the application paperwork is below. http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Engineering/Project_Management/TAP/Pages/Announcements.aspx
  • Below is the list of conditionally accepted Transportation Alternatives Program projects selected for 2016-2018.
  • DOTD is pleased to announce the 2018 Safe Routes to Public Places Program (SRTPPP) Call for Projects. We will be accepting applications to fund projects for the purpose of improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users. Applications will be accepted from Monday, February 19, 2018 through Friday, April 20, 2018. Additional program information including the application, the submittal procedure, program guidelines, project funding, eligibility, selection and implementation may be found on the DOTD/SRTPPP website at the following link:


    ***Please note that the 2018 application is not the same as the 2017 application.


    If you have any questions, please email Laura.Riggs@la.gov.


Project of the Quarter

This space will be used for future projects of the quarters.  If an entity would like to submit a project to be recognized, please submit the project along with a picture to your Project Manager.