Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM




A Public Hearing will be held at the Lafayette Consolidated Government Building, Auditorium, 705 W. University, Lafayette, LA, 70506, on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.


This Public Hearing 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.


The purpose of this Public Hearing is to review highway construction priorities for the fiscal year 2008-2009 for the parishes of Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion, which comprise Highway District 03. 


A copy of the Preliminary Program for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 is available for review by interested persons at the Department of Transportation and Development District 03 Administrator’s office, 428 Hugh Wallis Rd., (US 90 East), Lafayette, LA, 70508 and also at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Headquarters Building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 200U, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.


All interested persons are invited to be present at the above time and place 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:




            C/O LA DOTD (SECTION 85)

            P.O. BOX 94245

            BATON ROUGE, LA 70804-9245





SIGNED:______________________________  SIGNED:_______________________________

              Senator Joe McPherson, Chair                          Representative Nita Hutter, Chair

              Senate Committee on Transportation,                 House Committee on Transportation,

              Highways and Public Works                               Highways and Public Works


This meeting is subject to cancellation pending a requirement of legislators having to participate in a Special Session of the Louisiana State Legislature that may be called by the Governor.  If you have any questions or comments regarding the public hearing, contact Robin Romeo at (225) 379-1208.