BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a public meeting for the I-10/Causeway interchange improvement project on Wednesday, April 1, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Parish Eastbank Council Chambers in the second floor of the Yenni Building, located at 1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard in Harahan.
The meeting is being held to allow the public to learn more about the project and to sign-up to receive periodic e-mail updates on the project’s progression. Representatives from DOTD, Burk-Kleinpeter Inc. and James Construction Group LLC will be in attendance to provide information on the project and answer any questions.
Work on the $35.6 million project involves constructing five new dedicated ramps at the I-10/Causeway interchange. The project will improve efficiency and safety at this heavily traveled interchange. Approximately 178,000 drivers use the interchange each day. Construction will begin April 6 and will last until winter 2010. The contractor is James Construction Group LLC of Baton Rouge.
The new dedicated ramps will include:
· An elevated on-ramp from northbound Causeway to I-10 westbound
· A ground level on-ramp from northbound Causeway to I-10 eastbound
· An off-ramp from I-10 westbound to ground level North Causeway and Veterans Boulevard
· An elevated off-ramp from I-10 westbound to northbound Causeway for drivers traveling to North Metairie and the North Shore
· An off-ramp from northbound Causeway to Veterans Boulevard
To get to the council chambers, take I-10 east to the Clearview Parkway South (exit 226). Merge onto Clearview Parkway. Travel 2.5 miles down Clearview and take a right at Citrus Boulevard. Travel down Citrus Boulevard and follow the curve around Home Depot. The Yenni Building will be the second building on the left. Parking will be available at the council chambers.
For questions or to sign up to receive periodic e-mail updates about the project, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more about the job by visiting the project’s Web page at www.dotd.la.gov. Click on "Projects" from the "Programs & Projects" section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the "Causeway Boulevard Interchange Phase I" project link.