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DOTD Announces Public Hearing Schedule for 2014-15 Preliminary Highway Program

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October 24, 2013

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) announced the schedule for a series of public hearings to present the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Preliminary Highway Program. The public hearings will be conducted by the Joint Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee. They will be held throughout the state and will focus on projects and priorities in each area.

"These hearings are very important because they give the transportation committee insight on what infrastructure projects the public wants to prioritize in their communities," said Senator Robert Adley, Chairman of the Senate Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.

"Receiving input from local citizens helps us understand what projects are most needed and how they will impact each community," said Representative Karen St. Germain, Chairman of the House Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.

The purpose of the public hearings is to review highway construction priorities for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Public comments made during the hearings will be officially recorded and submitted to the committee for review and consideration in future years.

DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas added, "Since Governor Jindal took office in January 2008, an unprecedented $5.5 billion has been invested to improve Louisiana’s infrastructure. These projects not only make our roadways safer and smoother, but also help to facilitate economic development. Input received during the hearings will help guide the department on what projects to develop in the years to come."

The schedule for the public hearings is listed below.

Date & Time

DOTD District

Parishes

Location

October 29, 2013
10:00 am

58

Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, LaSalle, Tensas

Franklin Media Center
7923 Prairie Road, Winnsboro

October 29, 2013
2:00 pm

05

E. Carroll, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, W. Carroll

Monroe City Hall,
Council Chambers
400 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe

October 30, 2013
9:00 am

04

Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, Webster

Bossier Civic Center,
Cypress Room
629 Benton Rd, Bossier City

October 30, 2013
3:00 pm

08

Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, Winn

Pineville City Hall,
Council Meeting Room
910 Main St, Pineville

October 31, 2013
9:00 am

07

Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis

Lake Charles Civic Center,
Contraband Room
900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles

October 31, 2013
2:00 pm

03

Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion

Clifton Chenier Center
220 West Willow, Lafayette

November 5, 2013
10:00 am

62

Livingston, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington

Tangipahoa Council Office Chambers
206 East Mulberry St., Amite

November 5, 2013
3:00 pm

02

Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne

New Orleans Regional Transportation Management Center
#10 Veterans Blvd, New Orleans

November 6, 2013
9:00 am

61

Ascension, Assumption, E. Baton Rouge, E. Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, W. Baton Rouge, W. Feliciana

State Capitol Basement,
House Committee Room 1
Baton Rouge

For more information regarding the Preliminary Highway Program, please visit http://bit.ly/16ZN7wR.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 


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