Information meetings on I-210 bridge project

Information meetings on I-210 bridge project

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Motorists can learn more about the I-210 bridge project at meetings around the Lake Area.

DOTD is holding the first of six public information meetings on the project Tuesday, August 7, at the EPPS Memorial Library on Simmons Street from 6-7 p.m.

The plan right now is to always have a lane in each direction open, but there's an optional third lane closure that could happen. That means the bridge could only be "one-way" during certain times of the week.

"So, whenever the contractor decides to do that, we're going to give the public a five-day notice so they can prepare for that change. When that happens, that westbound bridge will only go west towards Sulphur,"  said Tammy York, spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Development.

The project is expected to start this fall with an estimated completion in Fall 2019. However, the contractor of the project says it could be as early as October.

"Our goal is to get started in the fall. We want to get out and do some of this dirt work in the fall and take advantage of the good weather there," said Erich Jones, a contractor with Kiewit.

Motorists can get an overview of construction and learn how to stay informed about construction zones and traffic issues.

Here is the complete list of meetings:

North Lake Charles Meeting
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
6 -7 p.m.
Epps Memorial Library
1320 Simmons St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Sulphur Meeting
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Sulphur Regional Library
1160 Cypress St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Westlake Meeting
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Westlake City Hall
1001 Mulberry St.
Westlake, LA 70669

Central Lake Charles Meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
6-7 p.m.
OHSEP Conf. Room
901 Lakeshore Dr.
Lake Charles, LA 70602

South Lake Charles Meeting
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Central Library
301 West Claude St.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mossville Meeting
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Mossville Recreation Center
3825 Old Spanish Trail
Westlake, LA 70669

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