OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC HEARING
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Contract No. 500-10-034
State Project Number H.009335
Widening of North University Avenue (LA 182)
I-10 to West Pont des Mouton Road
The Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) in association with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will conduct a Public Hearing at the following time and place:
The Public Hearing will be an Open House event; interested citizens are invited to arrive at any time during the times on the date and at the location listed below.
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Clifton Chenier Center
Town Hall Auditorium
220 West Willow Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
The project provides for the widening of North University Avenue (LA 182) to four lane capacity from I-10 to West Pont des Mouton Road as shown on the project location map, The proposed action provides for the realignment of LA 723 (Renaud Drive) and Stone Avenue at their intersections with North University Avenue so that they form a 4-leg intersection with North University Avenue. Similarly, Couret Drive and Marcon Drive are realigned so that they form a 4-leg intersection. Roundabout geometry intersections are provided at these locations, and at the intersection of North University Avenue and West Pont des Mouton Road. Access to the TA Travel Center (truck stop) is improved with the construction of a new access road to LA 723. Additional right-of-way will be acquired along the entire route resulting in the taking of residences and businesses.
The Hearing will include a continuously playing recorded presentation of the project information. A court reporter will be available to provide an opportunity for interested citizens to make verbal comments on the record. Representatives of the LCG, the LADOTD, and the project team will be present to provide information relative to the general location and design features of the roadway, information on relocation assistance and any other matters of interest. All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.
Detailed information about the project is available in the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). Copies are available for public review at the following locations: Lafayette Public Library, Chenier Branch, 220 West Willow Street, Bldg. C, Lafayette; LADOTD Environmental Section Office, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 502P, Baton Rouge; and FHWA Office at 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge. The EA is also available for review on the LADOTD website at http://www.dotd.la.gov/ planning/environ/home.aspx. The EA can be reviewed and/or purchased at the LADOTD District 03 Office, 428 Hugh Wallis Road, Lafayette, LA.
Should anyone require special assistance due to a disability to participate in this Public Hearing, please contact Jessica Cornay of the LCG Department of Public Works - Capital Improvements Division, 1515 E. University Avenue, P.O. Box 4017-C, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, or by telephone at 337.291.8553, or by email at email@example.com.
Written statements and other exhibits in lieu of, or in addition to, verbal statements made at the Public Hearing must be submitted to the address below and postmarked by March 11, 2013. Written statements also may be submitted through that date by electronic mail directly to LA182widening@neel-schaffer.com. All comments must include the name and address of the person commenting.
LA 182 Widening
c/o Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
P.O. Box 52565
Lafayette, LA 70505-2565