DOTD to host public meeting concerning La. 511 (East 70th) widening project
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 12:45:00 PM

WHAT:  DOTD will host a public meeting to present roadway safety improvements on La. 511 (East 70th) from La. 523 (Line Avenue) to Fern Avenue


WHEN:  Tuesday, February 5, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.


WHERE: Caddo Middle Magnet School, 7635 Cornelius Ln, Shreveport, LA 71106


WHO:    Representatives from DOTD will be present to provide information and answer questions.


MORE INFO: The upcoming project will widen the eastbound and westbound lanes of La. 511 between Fern Avenue and Creswell Road and construct a center turn lane.  In addition, the project will resurface the roadway from Creswell Road to La. 523.  Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2013 and take approximately one year to complete.  The project is being funded with federal and state safety funds. 


The meeting will allow the public to learn more about the project and to sign-up to receive periodic e-mail updates on the project’s progression.


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 930 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).