Opportunity for public hearing on the proposed interchange at La.1088 and I-12
F.A.P.N. HP-12-1 (120) 068
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has completed, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved for public review, a draft supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed interchange at La. 1088 and Interstate 12. The proposed interchange would change the existing intersection of La. 1088 and I-12 from and overpass to a full diamond interchange allowing traffic movement in all directions.
An EA was completed in 2001, and the proposed interchange connecting La. 1088 to I-12 in St. Tammany Parish received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) from the lead federal agency involved, the FHWA. The project was almost fully designed and engineered, but then went though value engineering to reduce cost and the design of the interchange has since changed. The draft supplemental EA assesses the impacts of the changes and updates other pertinent environmental impacts.
The draft supplemental EA is available for public review at the following branches of the St. Tammany Parish Public Library:
3457 Highway 190
Mandeville, LA 70471
842 Gerard St.
Mandeville, LA 70448
310 W. 21st Ave.
Covington, LA 70433
- Abita Springs
71683 Leveson Street
Abita Springs, LA 70420
Additional copies are available for review and/or purchase at DOTD’s District Office located at 685 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401.
The draft document can be accessed and downloaded in .pdf form online at http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov/doclist.asp?ID=64
Interested individuals who may have a concern about the project may request a public hearing or submit comments. Written comments on the draft supplemental EA must be received no later than June 23, 2007 and may be sent to:
La. 1088/I-12 Supplemental Environmental Assessment
C/O N-Y Associates, Inc./TTN: Bruce J. Richards
2750 Lake Villa Dr. Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70002