DOTD to hold public hearing regarding proposed relocation of La. 1138-2
Thursday, July 05, 2007 at 12:00:00 AM

What:              Public hearing on proposed relocation of La. 1138-2 

                        (West Prien Lake Road)

                        S.P.N. 700-10-0139

                        F.A.P.N. DE-1103(508)


When:              6 p.m., Tuesday, July 1


Where:            Prien Lake Elementary Cafeteria

                        3741 Nelson Road

                        Lake Charles, Louisiana


Who:                All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is conducting a public hearing on the proposed relocation of a portion of La. 1138-2 (West Prien Lake Road) from just west of the Contraband Bayou Bridge to Nelson Road/L’Auberge Boulevard. A separate plan for widening the existing bridge across Contraband Bayou along with the widening of La. 1138-2 eastward from the bridge to Lake Street will also be considered. The project is being proposed in conjunction with the City of Lake Charles and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as the lead federal agency.


Detailed information relative to the proposed project is available through copies of the Environmental Assesment (EA). The EA is available for review and/or purchase at the DOTD District 7 Office at 5827 U.S. Highway 90 East, Lake Charles, LA 70615. Copies of the EA are available for review only at the following locations:


·        DOTD Environmental Section Office

1201 Capitol Access Road

Room 505-O

Baton Rouge, LA 70804


·        Federal Highway Administration Office

5304 Flanders Drive

Suite A

Baton Rouge, LA, 70804


·        Calcasieu Parish Library

301 W. Claude Street

Lake Charles, LA 70605


All interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend this hearing. Representatives of DOTD and the project team will be present to provide information about the location, major design features of the roadway, environmental and other impacts of the project, and the relocation assistance program. The hearing will include a brief presentation describing the proposed project. Oral comments will be received. Written statements and comments should be handed in to the DOTD official conducting the hearing, or can be mailed to the following address:


·        Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Environmental Engineer Administrator

P.O. Box 94245

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245


All comments must be postmarked within ten days following the hearing.


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, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, LA 70804.