DOTD announces Preliminary Highway Program public hearing schedule for fiscal year 2014-2015
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:30:00 AM


October 30, 2013 504-484-0210

DOTD announces Preliminary Highway Program public hearing schedule for fiscal year 2014-2015

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) recently announced the schedule for a series of public hearings to present the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Preliminary Highway Program. The public hearings will be conducted by the Joint Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee. They will be held throughout the state and will focus on projects and priorities in each area.

“These hearings are very important because they give the transportation committee insight on what infrastructure projects the public wants to prioritize in their communities,” said Senator Robert Adley, Chairman of the Senate Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.

“Receiving input from local citizens helps us understand what projects are most needed and how they will impact each community,” said Representative Karen St. Germain, Chairman of the House Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee.

The purpose of the public hearings is to review highway construction priorities for the fiscal year 2014-2015. Public comments made during the hearings will be officially recorded and submitted to the committee for review and consideration in future years.

DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas added, "Since Governor Jindal took office in January 2008, an unprecedented $5.5 billion has been invested to improve Louisiana’s infrastructure. These projects not only make our roadways safer and smoother, but also help to facilitate economic development. Input received during the hearings will help guide the department on what projects to develop in the years to come.”

The remaining schedule for the public hearings is listed below. The Southeast Louisiana and Northshore regions are highlighted.

Date & Time
DOTD District
October 31, 2013
9:00 am

Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis
Lake Charles Civic Center,
Contraband Room

900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles
October 31, 2013
2:00 pm

Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion
Clifton Chenier Center
220 West Willow, Lafayette
November 5, 2013
10:00 am

Livingston, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington
Tangipahoa Council Office Chambers
206 East Mulberry St., Amite
November 5, 2013
3:00 pm

Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne
New Orleans Regional Transportation Management Center
#10 Veterans Blvd, New Orleans
November 6, 2013
9:00 am

Ascension, Assumption, E. Baton Rouge, E. Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, W. Baton Rouge, W. Feliciana
State Capitol Basement,
House Committee Room 1

Baton Rouge

For more information regarding the Preliminary Highway Program, please visit

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.