I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Area Open-forum Public Meeting Regarding Improvements April 25, 2019

I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Open-forum Public Meeting April 25, 2019

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will conduct an open-forum public meeting for:

State Project No. H.003931
Federal Aid Project No. BR-10-1(212)29
I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge
(I-10/I-210 West End to I-10/I-210 East End)
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

The meeting will be held at the following place and time:

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Ward 4, Recreation District 1
Multipurpose Complex
1221 Sampson Street
Westlake, LA 70669

The proposed project includes widening and infrastructure improvements to I-10 between the I-210 interchanges, including the Calcasieu River Bridge. The purpose of the proposed project is to improve system connectivity, traffic congestion, roadway and bridge deficiencies, and safety issues.

The purpose of the public meeting is to present Preliminary Build Alternative (PBA) 5-G, which was developed in response to comments received after the public meeting held in August 2017. PBA 5-G proposes a fully directional interchange at Sampson Street in Westlake. Details of this PBA will be exhibited along with previously presented PBAs 1-4. Public comments on PBA 5-G and the other proposed PBAs, the alternatives screening process, and the reasonable alternatives recommended for detailed evaluation in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be accepted at the meeting.

Persons interested in the proposed project are invited to attend the meeting in person to review the informational materials and comment on the information presented. The meeting will be held in an open-house format and a slide presentation will be repeated continuously between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Project team members will be available to explain the exhibits and answer questions.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may attend a virtual public meeting by visiting the project website at https://www.i10lakecharles.com. The presentation and other informational materials will be available for viewing at the virtual meeting site from April 18 until May 5, 2019. Comments and questions may be submitted during this time.

All comments received at the public meeting, through the virtual meeting link, and written comments mailed to the address below and post-marked by May 5, 2018, will become part of the meeting record.

I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project
c/o HNTB Corporation
10000 Perkins Rowe
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

If you require special assistance due to a disability or require an interpreter to participate in this meeting, please contact Ms. Lynn Maloney-Mujica with HNTB Corporation at least five (5) working days prior to the meeting date by email at [email protected], by phone at (225) 368-2826, or by mail to HNTB Corporation, 10000 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.