Public hearing on proposed North-South Corridor in Bossier Parish
Monday, July 28, 2008 at 4:10:09 PM

What: Public hearing on proposed North-South Corridor in Bossier Parish

S.P.N. 700-08-0129

F.A.P. DE-0806 (504)


When: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Aug. 26


Where: Bossier Parish Courthouse, Main Auditorium, 204 Burt Boulevard, Benton, La.


Who: All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend                       


The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG), in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is planning to have a public hearing for a new roadway corridor commencing at the intersection of Swan Lake Road and I-220, and terminating in the vicinity of Crouch Road and Parks Road. An Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared to study various alternatives for the proposed roadway. NLCOG, DOTD and FHWA is conducting this public meeting to discuss the findings of the EA.


Representatives of 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 floodplains), and other matters of interest. The hearing will also feature a recorded presentation of the project information.


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


Bossier Parish Police Jury

Bossier Parish Courthouse

204 Burt Boulevard

Benton, La.


Bossier Parish School Board

3228 Barksdale Boulevard

Bossier City, La.


Bossier Parish Library

2206 Beckett

Bossier City, La.


Benton Branch Library

202 Sibley Street

Benton, La.


Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

400 Edwards Street

Shreveport, La.


Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

1201 Capitol Access Road

Room 504C

Baton Rouge, La.


FHWA Office

5304 Flanders Drive

Suite A

Baton Rouge, La.


The EA is also available for public viewing and/or purchase at the DOTD District 4 Office at 3339 Industrial Drive in Shreveport.


Comments may be submitted at the public meeting or by U.S. Mail, postmarked by no later than Sept. 5, 2008 to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Environmental Administrator, P.O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, La. 70804-9245.


If because of a disability you require special assistance to attend this public hearing, 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 DOTD Environmental Section, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 504D, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.