BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold nine statewide public hearings this November and December to review highway construction priorities for fiscal year 2007-08.
Franklin Media Center, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, La.
Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, LaSalle, Tensas
Monroe City Hall, City Council Chambers, 400 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe, La.
East Carroll, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, West Carroll
Bossier City Municipal Complex, Council Meeting Room, 629 Benton Road, Bossier City, La.
Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Webster
Pineville City Hall, Council Meeting Room, 910 Main St., Pineville, La.
Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, Winn
Lake Charles Civic Center, Contraband Room, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, La.
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis
Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow, Town Hall, Bldg. C, Lafayette, La.
Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion
Southeastern Louisiana University Center, Room 133, 700 University Ave., Hammond, La.
Livingston, St. Helena, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington
Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego, La.
Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne
State Capitol Basement, House Committee Room No. 1, Baton Rouge, La.
Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana
These public hearings will be held in accordance with Act 334 of the 1974 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature and conducted by the Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works. Act 334 provides a firm priority listing of the first ensuing year and tentative priorities for each of the next five subsequent years. This provides advice on the status of highway projects contemplated or under preparation.
A copy of the Preliminary Program for Fiscal Year 2007-08 is available for review by interested persons at each DOTD District office, as shown in the table below, or at the DOTD headquarters building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 200U, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
02 – New Orleans
1140 U.S. Highway 90, Bridge City, LA 70094
03 – Lafayette
428 Hugh Wallis Road, (U.S. 90 East), Lafayette, LA 70508
04 – Shreveport
3365 Industrial Drive, Bossier City, LA 71112
05 – Monroe
8010 Desiard St., Monroe, LA 71203
07 – Lake Charles
5827 U.S. Highway 90 East, Lake Charles, LA 70601
08 – Alexandria
3300 McArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
58 – Chase
6217 Highway 15 South, Chase, LA 71324
61 – Baton Rouge
8100 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
62 – Hammond
685 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401
All interested persons are invited to be present at these hearings for the purpose of becoming fully acquainted with the proposed program and will be afforded an opportunity to express their views.
Oral testimony will be received. However, in order that all persons desiring to make a statement have an equal opportunity to do so, it is requested that every effort be made to complete individual testimony in as short a period of time as possible. Oral testimony may be supplemented by presenting important facts and documentation in writing. Your cooperation and assistance will be appreciated.
Written statements and comments should be handed to the committee conducting the hearing, or mailed to the following address, postmarked within 30 calendar days following the hearing:
Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation, Highway and Public Works
C/O La DOTD (Section 85)
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245