DOTD schedules public hearing on proposed Interstate 10/La. 98 interchange
Friday, May 11, 2007 at 12:00:00 AM

What:               Public hearings on proposed I-10 Grand Prairie Highway

(La. 98) interchange and frontage roads in Acadia Parish

S.P.N. 700-01-0112

F.A.P.N. IMD-0103 (509)


When:              5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5


Where:             Rayne City Hall

                        801 The Boulevard (La. 35)


Who:                All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend


The City of Rayne has received funding from the U.S. Congress to study a proposal for an interchange and frontage roads on Interstate 10 at Grand Prairie Highway (La. 98). An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to study various alternatives for the upgrade of an existing I-10 crossing of La. 98 to provide for full east/west access to I-10, including adjacent frontage roads. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is conducting this public meeting concerning the findings of the EA.


Representatives of DOTD and the project team will be available to provide information about the general location and design features of the roadway; the social, economic, environmental (including wetlands and floodplain), and other impacts of the project; the relocation assistance program; and any other matters of interest. The hearings will also feature a recorded presentation of the project information.


Detailed information relative to the project is available in the EA. Copies of the EA are available for public viewing at the following locations:

·        Acadia Parish Library

109 W. Perrodin St.

Rayne, La.

·        Rayne City Hall

Conference Room

801 The Boulevard (La. 35)

Rayne, La.

·        DOTD Environmental Section Office

1201 Capitol Access Road

Room 504C

Baton Rouge, La.

·        FHWA Office

5304 Flanders Dr.

Suite A

Baton Rouge, La.


The EA is also available for public viewing and/or purchase at the DOTD District 3 Office at 428 Hugh Wallis Rd., Lafayette.


Comments may be submitted at the public meeting or by U.S. Mail, postmarked by June 22, 2007 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Environmental Engineer Administrator, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245.


If, because of a disability, you require special assistance to attend this public meeting, please contact DOTD’s Environmental Section at least five working days prior to the hearing. They may be reached by calling (225) 242-4502 or writing to LADOTD Environmental Section, 1201 Capital Access Road, Room 504D, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.