BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a public meeting for the La. 64 Magnolia Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, located at 19421 Greenwell Springs Road.
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 and L & A Contracting Co. will be in attendance to provide information on the project and answer questions.
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 email@example.com. The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Work on the $19.9 million project involves replacing the existing two-lane La. 64 Amite River Bridge at Magnolia with a new four-lane bridge. The project will be built to the north of the existing bridge. Traffic will remain on the existing bridge until construction is complete. The new bridge will have two 12-foot lanes in each direction and 10-foot outside shoulders. Nearly 26,000 drivers cross the bridge each day. Construction will begin in October and will last until fall 2012. The contractor is L & A Contracting Co. of Hattiesburg, Miss.
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 "La. 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement" link.
You can also follow the La. 64 Amite River Bridge at Magnolia Replacement Project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, project information can be accessed by entering "Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development" or "La. 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project" into the search field.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).