DOTD to host public meeting in Lake Charles on I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge and widening project – Calcasieu Parish
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 10:40:41 AM
LAKE CHARLES – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development encourages the public to attend an open house meeting providing information on the Public-Private Partnership (P3) proposal for the Interstate 10 widening project, which includes a new Calcasieu River Bridge, in the cities of Lake Charles and Westlake.

The event is scheduled from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Contraband Room, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

The meeting will begin with an open house session from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. During this time, residents can view a continuous multimedia presentation on the project. Attendees can also visit stations and get questions on the project answered by DOTD staff.

A question and answer session will follow the open house. Questions for the panel can be submitted during the open house and will be read to the panel by a moderator. Verbal and written comments may be submitted. The panel session will end at 7 p.m.

For those unable to attend the meeting in person, the presentation will be available on the DOTD website by September 1 at the following link:

All written comments must be received by Thursday, September 7, 2023, to be included in the meeting documentation. Written comments can be sent via email to

Written comments can also be mailed to the following address:

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Environmental Engineer Administrator, Section 28

P.O. Box 94245

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245

Anyone requiring special assistance to take part in the public meeting should call DOTD at 225-242-4502, or email at at least five working days before the meeting.