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LTAP Workshop | LPA Qualification Program, LPA Project Development & Delivery

The Local Public Agency (LPA) Qualification Program


LPA Project Development & Delivery  

3-Day Workshop including ALL 3 LPA Modules

The LPA Training Program was developed and implemented jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Louisiana Division, and the Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The primary goal of the program is to increase the efficiency of project delivery for local transportation projects that utilize state and federal funds by helping local agency personnel understand and implement requirements associated with these programs.


Workshop Dates and Location

April 19 - 21, 2016

Baton Rouge

TTEC Building, Auditorium Room 100

4099 Gourrier Street

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Workshop Schedule  

LPA Qualification Core Training Module 

Using Federal and State Funds for Transportation Projects on
Locally Owned Roads

Tuesday, April 19

9:00am - 3:30pm (6 PDHs) 

Required for all project sponsors and their consultants to be qualified to participate in the state and federal programs on future transportation projects.

Key Topic Areas:

  • LPA Project Funding
  • Available Programs
  • Responsible Charge Duties and Requirements
  • Planning for a Project
  • Entity-State Agreement
  • Working with LDOTD District and Headquarters
  • Project Reporting Requirements

Project Design and Delivery:  

Developing an LPA Project for Bidding

Wednesday, April 20  

8:00am - 4:00pm (7 PDHs)

Intended for all engineers and professionals involved in the design process and plan submittal for a federally funded LPA Project. The LPA Responsible Charge for the engineering design phase including consultant selection (if applicable) should also participate.

Key Topic Areas:

  • Project Setup
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Requprements
  • Permit Overview
  • DOTD Design Requirements, Policies, and Procedures
  • Plan Development and Submittal to DOTD
  • Response to Comments and Estimates
  • Specifications
  • Construction Bid Process

Construction, Engineering, and Inspection Module (CE&I)

Thursday, April 21

8:00am - 4:00pm (7 PDHs)

Intended for LPA Construction Project Personnel, engineers who serve as the LPA Project Engineer (PE), and the Responsible Charge.

Key Topic Areas:

  • Construction Administration Overview
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) / Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Programs
  • Materials and Testing
  • Contract Administration for Work Zone Safety
  • Site Manager
  • Partial Estimates for Payment
  • Construction Project Closeout Procedures


Register online at: or You may choose to register for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, or any combination of these days.

Registration Fees:

$25 Government Agencies; $50 All Others; Free to DOTD Employees. Fees are charged per module with the exception of the LPA Qualification Core Training Module (Day 1), which has no charge.

Credit Card payments accepted through online registration: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Make Checks or Money Orders payable to:  


Mail checks to: 

4099 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808-4443
ATTN: Bob Breaux

No Cash please!

72 hours advanced notice of workshop cancellation required, otherwise your registration fees will be forfeited. 

Registration Questions?
Contact Bob Breaux at bbreaux@ltrc.lsu or 225-767-9117 or Courtney Dupre at


For More Information on Workshops

Ann Wills

Director of Local Public Assistance (LPA) Programs, LDOTD


Marie Walsh

Director of Louisiana LTAP Center