Monday, August 12, 2013

Jimmie Davis Bridge re-do to include bicycle-pedestrian lanes; DOTD meet on Th, Aug 15, Barksdale Baptist Church

Velo Dendro Shreveport, 2010 by trudeau
Velo Dendro Shreveport, 2010, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development(DOTD) will host a public meeting to discuss the Environmental Assessment(EA) for the proposed upgrade to a portion of Jimmie Davis Highway (LA 511) to improve the crossing of the Red River, says
Leahanise Hogan.

The meeting will take place Thursday,
August 15, 2013, 6:00 8:00 p.m. at Barksdale Baptist Church located at 1714 Jimmie Davis
Highway in Bossier City. The purpose of the meeting is to present the status of the proposed project
and to solicit comments from the public. The meeting will be conducted in open house format and include stations where attendees can speak informally with members of the project team, view project area displays, and review known environmental issues.
Commensurate with the development of Line andGrade studies, an EA will be prepared for the project.
The project area extends from East Dixie Meadow Road in Caddo Parish to Barksdale Boulevard (US 71)
in Bossier Parish. The proposed action by DOTD involves developing a crossing of the Red River at LA
511 that provides two 12‐foot travel lanes in each direction with 4‐foot inside shoulders and 8‐foot outside shoulders and a shared use trail that connects the existing trails in Arthur Ray Teague Parkway
and Clyde Fant Parkway. Various alternatives are also being studied.

All interested citizens are invited and encouraged to attend the public meeting. Comments and suggestions are needed to help ensure that the project team addresses the full range of environmental issues during the EA study process. Both verbal and written comments will be received at the meeting.
All comments must include the commenter’s name and address. Comments will also be accepted until August 25, 2013 via the following methods:
Red River Bridge at Jimmie Davis Highway EA
P.O. Box 56845
New Orleans, LA 70156

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