Monday, May 11, 2015

Public hearing on Red River Bridge at Jimmie Davis Highway Th, May 14, Barksdale Baptist, 5 to 7 pm; includes "shared use trail"

Red River Clean Up, Shreveport

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will conduct a public hearing to receive comments from the public about a proposed future crossing of the Red River at Jimmie Davis Highway (LA 511). The proposed future crossing would provide a new 2-lane bridge paired with the existing bridge to provide a 4-lane crossing and would be constructed separately from the current rehabilitation project.

The hearing will be conducted in open house format on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Barksdale Baptist Church, 1714 Jimmie Davis Highway in Bossier City. It will include a looping presentation that describes the project and the progress made since the last public meeting, an aerial photograph of the project study area, displays of known environmental issues, and stations where attendees can speak informally with members of the project team.

The presentation will include the proposed 4-lane crossing, a new shared use trail across the Red River, potential changes to Jimmie Davis Highway, and the findings of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA document is available for review at the following locations: Shreveport City Hall, 505 Travis St., Shreveport, LA 71101 Bossier City Hall, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA 71171 Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments, 625 Texas St., Ste. 200, Shreveport, LA 71101

Both verbal and written comments will be received at the public hearing. Comments must include name and address. In addition, comments will be accepted from April 13, 2015 to May 25, 2015 by mail, email, or telephone at Red River Bridge at Jimmie Davis Highway EA, P.O. Box 56845 New Orleans, LA 70156, and 1-877-280-8774.

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