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SWLA highway projects slated for coming year

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development discussed several proposed projects for the upcoming 2013-2014 year at its annual Highway Program meeting on Thursday at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

Similar meetings will happen throughout the state in each highway district.

There are several projects proposed for Southwest Louisiana in the plan. Those projects include the Ryan Street exit ramp on I-10, the Sale Road Bridge and the I-10 Interchange at Ruth Street in Sulphur.

Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach spoke about making Country Club four laned, while Sulphur Mayor Chris Duncan mentioned the I-10 Bridge.

"I don't know if Mayor Roach will see the bridge completed in our lifetime, but we'd like to see it moving a lot faster than it is," Duncan said.

Cameron was not represented at the meeting, but Sen. Dan "Blade" Morrish, R-Jennings, spoke on behalf of the residents. He asked for DOTD to consider upgrading the back up Cameron ferry to hold the capacity of the main ferry.

One of the major projects proposed is for the Nelson Road/210 area.

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