New Orleans Rail Gateway Program (H.005168) - Public Meeting Notice
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:24:15 AM
New Orleans Rail Gateway Program
(State Project No. H.005168 / Legacy Project No.
700-92-0021 / Federal Aid Project No. DE-9208 (500)) Jefferson Highway Rail Crossing Relocation Project

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Railroad Administration, in coordination with the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission and the railroads operating in the New Orleans metropolitan area will host an open house public scoping meeting for the Jefferson Highway Rail Crossing Relocation Project.

6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Ochsner Medical Center Campus Brent House Hotel, 2nd Floor, Caldwell Room
1512 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121
Complimentary parking: Ochsner Medical Center Parking Garage, 2nd Floor and above.

The purpose of the open house is to present an overview of the Jefferson Highway Rail Crossing Relocation Project and the study process for preparing an Environmental Assessment to evaluate improvements to the at-grade highway-rail crossings located along Jefferson Highway (US 90) in Jefferson Parish, between the Ochsner Health Foundation Hospital and Monticello Avenue. The study will evaluate combining two at-grade highway-rail crossings, less than 700 feet apart, between the Hospital and Monticello Avenue into a single crossing. Grade separating the combined crossing with a roadway overpass will also be evaluated.

All interested parties are encouraged to attend the open house, view a looping presentation and exhibits, and ask questions to learn about the project. Comments received at the open house and written comments post-marked by March 18, 2020 will become part of the meeting record. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may mail your comments to the address listed below.

New Orleans Rail Gateway Program c/o The Hawthorne Agency, Inc.
P.O. Box 56845, New Orleans, LA 70156

The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need special accommodations (e.g. sign language) or require translation services, please call 504-488-6196 at least five business days in advance of the meeting.

El lugar de reunión es accesible para personas con discapacidas. Si necesita adaptaciones especiales (por ejemplo, lenguaje de señas) o necesita servicios de traducción, llame al 504-488-6196 al menos cinco días hábiles antes de la reunión.
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