Louisiana DOTD to Hold Virtual Public Meeting for I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project in Lake Charles

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Louisiana DOTD to Hold Virtual Public Meeting for I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project in Lake Charles

Published March 11, 2021

From the Louisiana DOTD – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Highway Administration will conduct a public meeting on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project which extends from I-10/I-210 West to I-10/I-210 East, in Calcasieu Parish. The meeting will be online using ZOOM on Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Go to http://www.i10lakecharles.com for the ZOOM link to attend the meeting. If you do not have access to a computer or if you prefer, you may also join by phone at 646-876-9923, Passcode 459770 (audio only).

A live introduction will be followed by a recorded presentation. After the presentation, questions and comments will be accepted through the chat feature and the project team will respond in the order received. The presentation will be available for viewing on the project website, www.i10lakecharles.com, after the meeting. Comments and questions may be submitted through the website by clicking on the “Tell Us What You Think” bubble, through the project email at [email protected], by phone at 225-366-9645, or by mail at I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project, c/o HNTB Corporation, Suite 640, 10000 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. All comments received at the meeting, through the website, by phone, email, or US mail by April 3, 2021, will become part of the meeting record.

If you require special assistance due to a disability or need an interpreter to attend the videoconference meeting, please contact us at [email protected] or through one of the other channels described above at least 5 days in advance so that we can provide accommodations

The purpose of the public meeting is to solicit comments from the public regarding the alternatives and implementation strategies such as tolling and public-private partnerships.

Three alternatives (3A, 3E, & 5G) are being evaluated in the Environmental Impact Statement. Alternative 3A includes a long-span bridge, an extension of Sulphur Avenue east across the river via a moveable bridge, and a partial interchange at North Lakeshore. Similarly, Alternative 3E includes a long-span bridge and an extension of Sulphur Avenue east across the river to a full interchange at North Lakeshore. Alternative 5G includes a full interchange at Sampson Street elevated above the existing Sampson Street and two railroad crossings. This alternative would not extend Sulphur Avenue, but it would require moving two railroad spur tracks that cross the I-10 Service Road and Isle of Capri Boulevard. Common to all alternatives are improvements at PPG Drive, North Lakeshore and Veterans Memorial, Enterprise Boulevard, and the widening of I-10 to three through lanes in each direction.