Public Zoom meeting on I-10 Calcasieu Bridge at 5:30 p.m.

Public Zoom meeting on I-10 Calcasieu Bridge at 5:30 p.m.
Department of Transportation and Development (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - DOTD will be hosting a public ZOOM meeting on March, 25, 2021, regarding the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project.

The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and can be accessed via the following link: www.i10lakecharles.com. You may also join the meeting by phone at 646-876-9923 by using the passcode 459770 (audio only).

The meeting will be to hear comments from the public regarding alternatives, benefits, and impacts of the proposed improvements. THe meeting will also include payment for the project such as tolls and public-private partnerships.

A live introduction followed by a recorded presentation will start the meeting. After which, questions and comments will be accepted through the chat feature with the project team responding in the order the comments are received.

The three alternatives that are being evaluated for the project are:

· A long-span bridge with an extension of the Sulphur Avenue East across the river via a moveable bridge and a partial interchange at North Lakeshore.

· A long-span bridge with an extension of the Sulphur Avenue East across the river to a full interchange at North Lakeshore.

· A full interchange at Sampson Street that would be elevated above the existing street and two railroad crossings. This alternative would not extend Sulphur avenue but would require moving two railroad spur tracks that cross the I-10 Service Road and Isle of Capri Boulevard.

Each of the alternatives would include improvements at PPG Drive, Enterprise Boulevard, North Lakeshore, Veterans Memorial, and the widening of I-10 to three through lanes in each direction.

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