SWLA Residents Ask Congressman Higgins for Help with Local Traffic Issues
Several Southwest Louisiana residents as well as Calcasieu Parish Information News made posts to the official Facebook page of Congressman Clay Higgins regarding the severe traffic issues in the Sulphur, Lake Charles, Westlake, Carlyss and surrounding areas.
The posts were mostly about the delays, accidents, economic impacts, and disruption to neighborhoods that traffic is spilling over into.
You can take a look at some of the posts made by residents as well as the response from Congressman Clay Higgins below.
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Congressman Clay Higgins’s Response:
I spend a lot of time in Southwest Louisiana and maintain a Congressional district office in Lake Charles. I am well aware of the traffic problems. When driving to meetings in the Lake Charles or Sulphur or Westlake area I have to allow for incredibly frustrating delays. However, issues like traffic congestion and municipal surface streets/infrastructure and detour routes and traffic control points and no-heavy truck zones are 100% controlled by local and state officials and law enforcement.
While I have no authority at the state level regarding local jurisdiction or state jurisdiction, I have had many meetings personally with LaDoTD as well as local and state officials over the past 15 months regarding the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge and the overall needs for infrastructure improvements in the Lake Charles and Sulphur area. We aggressively support those endeavors and are moving closer to a final plan for a new bridge after decades of conflict and delay.
I work for We, the People. All of us should indeed communicate clearly with each other as well as with our elected and appointed officials. I encourage citizens that have been impacted by increased traffic congestion to contact both LaDoTD and Governor Edward’s office to share these concerns if you have not already done so.
Congressman Higgins’s Twitter Feed
On Thursday, April 2, from 9 am until 1 pm Care Help of Sulphur will be distributing food from their food pantry on East Thomas Street to those in need.
A Door-Works in Carlyss, LA is asking for assistance in identifying two suspects who broke into their business and stole a work vehicle.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the person found in the Calcasieu River West Fork on March 28, 2020.