the years since 1947, L & A Contracting Company has completed hundreds
of jobs across the Southeastern United States. The vast majority of
these jobs have been in heavy civil construction, more specifically, the
construction of roads and bridges. The following is a glimpse as to what
we have accomplished in the past, as well as some of the jobs we are
working on now and what we hope to be working towards in the future.
L & A Contracting Company took the opportunity to expand operations into
Florida in the early 1960's. Over the next thirty years L & A
Contracting was influential in much of the expanding infrastructure in
many different areas across the state. Projects like the I-95 through
Miami. L & A Contracting built the vast majority of the elevated
portions of I-95 as well as much of the concrete roadway in the 1960's.
In 1970, L & A Contracting was awarded the contract for the construction
of the Midtown Interchange (pictured below) in Miami. At the time the
project began, it was the largest contract ever let by the Florida
Department of Transportation.
HIGHLAND VIEW BRIDGE
Port St. Joe, FL
The above pictured project is one in which L & A Contracting Company
takes great pride. It is a 2600 ft. long precast, post-tensioned prestressed concrete bridge on U.S. 98 crossing the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Port St. Joe in Gulf County, Florida. The project received the Design Award for excellence in architectural and engineering design from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.
portion of I-95, pictured left, was originally built by L & A
Contracting in the mid 1960's. L & A Contracting Company then won the
contract to widen both the roadway and bridge in 1995.
The LeJune Roadway and Bridges, (pictured below) were constructed
by L & A Contracting Company in the early 1980's. The primary purpose
for this project was to accommodate the rapidly growing need for access
to Miami International Airport.
BILOXI SMALL CRAFT HARBOR
Completed in 1971 & 2008
L & A Contracting Company was awarded the contract to build the Biloxi
Small Craft Harbor in the summer of 1970. The job was completed and
opened in 1971. The Small Craft Harbor remained in operation until it
was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Following Hurricane
Katrina's destruction, L & A bid on, and was awarded the contract for
the reconstruction in 2007 and completed the project in 2008. L & A
Contracting was able to perform some valuable engineering to greatly
increase the harbor's strength, structural integrity and durability
through the use of precast concrete panels.
TENNESSEE GAS PIPELINE
Cameron Parish, LA
Oil Storage Facility & Infrastructure
L & A Contracting Company was very influential in the modernization of
facilities and upgrading of infrastructure for the oil field industry
throughout Mississippi, Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. L & A
Contracting Company was also involved in an extensive revitalization
project of many offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. This
involved the repairing of corroded piers and columns. The repairs were
done through a highly technical process developed by L & A engineers.
The above pictured project was completed for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline.
It was a storage facility for natural gas being pumped in from offshore.
Other clients included: Shell Oil Company, Tennessee Gas Company,
Transcontinental Gas Company, Michigan-Wisconsin Oil Company and Tenneco
Popps Ferry Road; Biloxi, MS
L & A Contracting Company built the approaches, fixed spans and all
other concrete components that make up the drawbridge on Popps Ferry
Road in Biloxi, MS, and provides access to Highway 90 from I-10. The
draw spans themselves were built in Japan and were procured and set in
place by L & A Contracting Company.
15 LEAF RIVER BRIDGE
Neely McClain Road
Greene County, MS
The Leaf River Bridge was a Mississippi State Aid Project. It now
provides the Beaumont Community with access directly with Highway 98,
via Highway 15. L & A Contracting was given the notice to proceed in
July 2003 and put traffic on the bridge in August 2005.
EAST FOWL RIVER BRIDGE
L & A Contracting Company constructed the East Fowl River Bridge in
Mobile, AL from July 2005 thru March 2007. All of the dirt-work in the
roadway and approaches were done in house, as well as the redesign of
the sheet pile wall required to keep the existing bridge in use for the
duration of the project.
INTERSTATE 10 JORDAN RIVER BRIDGE
Bay St. Louis, MS
L & A Contracting Company built the I-10 bridge over the Jordan River.
The project was awarded to L & A Contracting by the Mississippi
Department of Transportation in 2001 and was completed in 2004.
BRIDGE OVER BAYOU BERNARD
Cowan-Lorraine Road; Gulfport, MS
L & A Contracting Company constructed the bridge over Bayou Bernard in
Gulfport, MS. L & A Contracting was awarded the contract by the
Mississippi Department of Transportation in 1996 and it was completed in
1999. It was the first bridge in Mississippi to be supported by 36 inch
concrete pipe pile.
10 PEARL RIVER BRIDGE
Pearl River, LA
The I-10 Bridge over the Pearl River was a project awarded to L & A
Contracting Company by the LDOTD.
RAILROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
Canadian National Railroad Company
& A Contracting Company's Railroad Division was established in 2005.
Since that time, we have completed several jobs for Canadian National
and CSX Railroads. The pictured project to the left is the replacement
of a timber railroad bridge with a modern precast concrete bridge with
steel piling. This project was part of a modernization program for CN to
update bridges all over the country. We have also completed many jobs
for CSX Railroad. L & A Contracting has recently been awarded the
contract for the repair or reconstruction of 11 fender systems along the
Gulf Coast. The locations of these fender systems stretch from New
Orleans to Mobile.
REFURBISHMENT OF DOCK #2
One of our ongoing projects is the refurbishment of the Chalmette Port
Authority's Dock Number 2 on the Mississippi River. The Dock is in need
of extensive repair due to both age and Hurricane Katrina. L & A
Contracting Company was able to save the Port Authority both time and
money through value engineering. Just like at the Biloxi Small Craft
Harbor, precast concrete panels and a poured in place concrete topping
slab will be used in lieu of stay-in-place deck forms and a thicker
slab. The precast panels are a much more efficient, stronger method of
EAST BATON ROUGE CENTRAL THRUWAY
East Baton Rouge Parish
Baton Rouge, LA
Another project currently under construction is the East Baton Rouge
Central Thruway. L & A Contracting Company has been awarded the
contract to build two bridges associated with the Thruway Project.
The two bridges are close in proximity. One is over the Comite River and
one is over Beaver Bayou. They are about 5,000 feet in combined length.
The project is currently ahead of schedule and should be completed in