DOTD to hold public hearing on proposed Kansas Lane-Garrett Road Connector
Thursday, December 02, 2010 at 12:54:24 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, will conduct a public hearing for a proposed project to improve the connection between Kansas Lane and Garrett Road in Monroe on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe City Council Chambers, located at 400 Lea Joyner Expressway in Monroe.

The hearing is being held to give residents the opportunity to learn more about the proposed project. Representatives of DOTD will be present to receive comments and answer any questions. All interested parties are invited and encouraged to attend.

The proposed project will improve the connectivity between Kansas Lane and Garrett Road in the vicinity of their intersections with La. 594 (Millhaven Road). The alternatives under consideration include a grade-separated crossing of the Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCS) at Millhaven Road, widening the Garrett Road overpass at I-20 and its approaches to four lanes, and reconfiguring the I-20 Garrett Road entrance and exit ramps to help improve traffic flow in and around the interchange.

Materials and displays describing the project, alternatives studied, and potential environmental and social impacts will be available at the hearing. Verbal comments related to the project will be recorded at the hearing. Written comments will also be accepted at the hearing, or can be mailed to the address below.

Anyone who requires special assistance due to a disability and wishes to participate in this public hearing should contact DOTD by mail at the address shown below or by telephone at 225-242-4502 at least five days prior to the date of the open house.

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator
P. O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245

For questions or to sign up to receive periodic e-mail updates about the project, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or by e-mail at The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

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.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).