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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
Hearings are today for the public to inspect and provide input on the state's Preliminary Highway Program for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The meeting for District 7 (Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes) began at 9:30 a.m. this morning at the Lake Charles Civic Center's Contraband room.
According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the meetings will be conducted by the Joint Highway Priority Construction Committee.
The hearings will be held throughout the state and focus on projects and priorities in local parishes.
Meetings are organized by highway district as follows:
The meeting for District 3 (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes) is also today at 3 p.m. at the Clifton Chenier Center in Lafayette.
"These hearings provide the transportation committee valuable insight into the concerns and priorities in each community," said Sen. Robert Adley, Chair of the Transportation Committee.
The purpose of the public hearings is to review highway construction priorities for the fiscal year 2013-2014. Public comments made during the hearings will be officially recorded and submitted to the committee for review.
DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas added, "DOTD continues to invest in projects that will not only make traveling our roads safer and smoother, but will also help drive economic development in our great state. Since the Jindal Administration took office in 2008, an unprecedented $4.6 billion has been invested in Louisiana's roads, bridges and overall transportation network."