DOTD to hold virtual public meeting for proposed removal of certain I-20 ramp access in Monroe, Ouachita Parish
Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 8:01:41 AM

DOTD to hold virtual public meeting for proposed removal of certain I-20 ramp access in Monroe, Ouachita Parish

MONROE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a virtual public meeting for a proposed project to remove access to I-20 from two existing on-ramps in Monroe, Ouachita Parish.

The proposed project will close entrance to the I-20 westbound on-ramp at Calypso Street and the I-20 eastbound on-ramp at Layton Avenue.

The ramp closures will include the installation of barrier curb, sodding, and sidewalk construction. Concrete barriers will be installed to physically prohibit access to I-20. The interstate will be re-striped adjacent to the merge points to eliminate the connection.

The purpose of the project is to re-route traffic to adjacent ramps that provide greater acceleration lengths for traffic entering I-20.

The virtual public meeting is being held online at this link:

The public meeting period is from Thursday, June 24, 2021 to Monday, July 26, 2021. At the link provided, you will find a multi-media presentation that explains the purpose and need for the project. (Copy and paste the link into your computer's browser to view the meeting presentation).

That presentation also includes details on how to provide feedback to the project team, which is a crucial component of the project development process. Those comments should be received by Monday, July 26, 2021.

It’s important to note that I-20 would continue to be easily accessed via nearby on-ramps should the proposed ramps be closed as part of this project. The off-ramps at Calypso Street and Layton Avenue will remain open.

If you have questions, do not have internet access, or you require special assistance due to a disability in order to participate in this public meeting, you can request a hard copy of the content of the virtual public meeting. Please contact Katherine Sinitiere via email at or (225) 242-4509.

Project name: Proposed Control of Access Change – I-20 Monroe (Please reference the name of the project when submitting comments).
Ouachita Parish