Last week the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the project to build the long-discussed LA 3241 from I-12 to Bush will be the department’s next public-private partnership. Wetland mitigation for the overall corridor is currently under way and is anticipated to be complete by early 2020. Right of way acquisition services for parcels along the corridor are anticipated to be complete by 2021. Once complete, LA 3241 will be a four-lane, 19.8-mile highway connecting I-12 with the rural Bush community. It will begin at LA 434, north of the existing LA 434 interchange at I-12, then run in a northeasterly direction. It will then follow an abandoned rail corridor, terminating at the intersection of LA 40 and LA 41 intersection near Bush.