DOTD to hold public hearings to review FY 2007-08 highway priorities
Friday, October 20, 2006 at 12:00:00 AM

BATON ROUGE, La.  – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold nine statewide public hearings this November and December to review highway construction priorities for fiscal year 2007-08.





Parishes Included


10:30 a.m.

Franklin Media Center, 7293 Prairie Road, Winnsboro, La.


Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, LaSalle, Tensas


3 p.m.

Monroe City Hall, City Council Chambers, 400 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe, La.


East Carroll, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Union, West Carroll


9:30 a.m.

Bossier City Municipal Complex, Council Meeting Room, 629 Benton Road, Bossier City, La.


Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Webster


3 p.m.

Pineville City Hall, Council Meeting Room, 910 Main St., Pineville, La.


Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, Winn


9:30 a.m.

Lake Charles Civic Center, Contraband Room, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, La.


Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis


3 p.m.

Clifton Chenier Center, 220 West Willow, Town Hall, Bldg. C, Lafayette, La.


Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermillion


10 a.m.

Southeastern Louisiana University Center, Room 133, 700 University Ave., Hammond, La.


Livingston, St. Helena, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington


3 p.m.

Alario Center, 2000 Segnette Blvd., Westwego, La.


Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, Terrebonne


9:30 a.m.

State Capitol Basement, House Committee Room No. 1, Baton Rouge, La.


Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana


These public hearings will be held in accordance with Act 334 of the 1974 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature and conducted by the Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation, Highways, and Public Works. Act 334 provides a firm priority listing of the first ensuing year and tentative priorities for each of the next five subsequent years. This provides advice on the status of highway projects contemplated or under preparation.

            A copy of the Preliminary Program for Fiscal Year 2007-08 is available for review by interested persons at each DOTD District office, as shown in the table below, or at the DOTD headquarters building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 200U, Baton Rouge, LA  70802.


District Address

02 – New Orleans

1140 U.S. Highway 90, Bridge City, LA  70094

03 – Lafayette

428 Hugh Wallis Road, (U.S. 90 East), Lafayette, LA  70508

04 – Shreveport

3365 Industrial Drive, Bossier City, LA  71112

05 – Monroe

8010 Desiard St., Monroe, LA  71203

07 – Lake Charles

5827 U.S. Highway 90 East, Lake Charles, LA  70601

08 – Alexandria

3300 McArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA  71301

58 – Chase

6217 Highway 15 South, Chase, LA  71324

61 – Baton Rouge

8100 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA  70815

62 – Hammond

685 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA  70401


            All interested persons are invited to be present at these hearings for the purpose of becoming fully acquainted with the proposed program and will be afforded an opportunity to express their views.

            Oral testimony will be received. However, in order that all persons desiring to make a statement have an equal opportunity to do so, it is requested that every effort be made to complete individual testimony in as short a period of time as possible. Oral testimony may be supplemented by presenting important facts and documentation in writing. Your cooperation and assistance will be appreciated.

            Written statements and comments should be handed to the committee conducting the hearing, or mailed to the following address, postmarked within 30 calendar days following the hearing:

Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation, Highway and Public Works

C/O La DOTD (Section 85)

P.O. Box 94245

Baton Rouge, LA  70804-9245