DOTD to hold public meeting for I-12 widening project
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:30:56 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a public meeting for the I-12 widening project on Thursday, January 29, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Southside Junior High School at 26535 La. 16 in Denham Springs.

The meeting is being held to allow the public to learn more about the project, and to sign-up to receive periodic e-mail updates on the project’s progression. Representatives from DOTD and James Construction Group will be in attendance to provide information about the project and answer any questions.

Work on the $100 million project includes:

· Widening the eastbound interstate from two lanes to three lanes with 12-foot shoulders from O’Neal Lane in Baton Rouge to just east of Range Avenue in Denham Springs.

· Widening the westbound interstate from two lanes to three lanes with 12-foot shoulders from just west of 4-H Club Road in Denham Springs to O’Neal Lane.

· Two new side-by-side bridges over the Amite River featuring three lanes each and 12-foot shoulders.

Construction will begin in late February and be completed before Thanksgiving 2011.

To get to Southside Junior High School, take I-12 east to the Denham Springs exit (exit 10). Turn left on to La. 3002 (South Range Avenue). Take a right at Rushing Road. Travel down Rushing Road until it intersects with La. 16 (Pete’s Highway). Take a right. The school will be located on the right hand side of the road after you travel over the Pete’s Highway overpass. Parking will be available at the school.

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 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.