OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC HEARING
STATE PROJECT NO. H.010151.2
I-210 COVE LANE / NELSON ROAD
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) will hold an Open House Public Hearing at the following time and place:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
5:00 – 7:30pm
Springhill Suites Marriott
1551 West Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing construction of interchange and roadway improvements to accommodate existing and projected future traffic demands along the I-210 corridor between Cove Lane and Nelson Road within LADOTD and FHWA policies and standards. The Preferred Alternative 21b will be constructed in two phases beginning with interchange improvements at Cove Lane. Phase II improvements, when required, would include interchange improvements at I-210 and Nelson Road and realignment of West Prien Lake Road to the east and north of Prien Lake Plaza.
Informational handouts, maps, and graphic displays will be available at the meeting. A looping presentation will be shown describing the project, alternatives studied, and impacts from the project, including wetlands, and acquisition of right-of-way and relocation assistance. Representatives from LADOTD, FHWA, and the consultant team will be present to receive comments and discuss issues. Verbal comments will be recorded. Written statements can also be mailed to the address shown below. Statements postmarked within 10 days of this hearing will become part of the transcript of the hearing.
Detailed information about the project is available in the Environmental Assessment (EA). Copies are available for public review at the following locations: Calcasieu Parish Central Public Library, 301 West Claude Street in Lake Charles; IMCAL Offices, 326 Pujo Street, Lake Charles; LADOTD Environmental Section Office, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 502P, Baton Rouge; and FHWA Office at 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge. The EA is also available for review on the LADOTD website at http://www.dotd.la.gov/ planning/environ/home.aspx. The EA can be reviewed and/or purchased at the LADOTD District 07 Office, 5827 Highway 90 East, Lake Charles.
Should anyone require special assistance due to a disability to participate in this public hearing, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at 225-242-4504 at least five days prior to the date of the event.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Environmental Engineer Administrator
P. O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245