Potential property acquisitions were identified within the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) which can be found on the website. DOTD Real Estate personnel will be or have contacted those property owners affected by the project.
The next project public meetings tied to Segment 1 design finalization will occur in Spring of 2022. See the events section of this website for details. Project staff will be present to provide the latest information and answer questions related to pending improvements to key areas of the construction efforts.
FHWA and DOTD have determined that noise barriers will line both sides of the interstate through most of the project corridor. Several options for noise barrier materials and designs were presented during February 2022, and public preference was collected using a poll.
Yes, driven piles will be used at the City Park Lakes Bridge within the water. Although, all other bridge supports will use a drilled shaft method. The noise and vibration associated with pile driving should be minimized using a drilled shaft. The drilled shaft method involves drilling below the surface with a rotating auger creating a hole whereby the supports can either be installed directly into the bored hole or supports fabricated off-site can be inserted into the hole.
Project staff or contractors have been conducting land surveying work for right-of-way mapping, conducting inventories and assessments of existing trees, performing utility investigation, and planned to begin utility relocation work in February 2022.
A map is provided within the project website at i10br.com/study-area where you may enter a street address and view existing and proposed project right-of-way lines in relation to your point location. The latest construction plans for Segment 1 are still being finalized and, though similar, are not identical to proposed “roll map” plans created in 2019 and posted on this website’s “project-info” page.
Yes, the Perkins Road entrance and exit ramps Will be removed in order to lengthen the Acadian westbound on-ramp and the eastbound off-ramp. Further, the removal of the Perkins ramps will allow a widened I-10 to fit largely within existing right-of-way thus limiting impacts to nearby businesses.
Utility relocations began in February 2022, to occur primarily at ground level within the right-of-way throughout the corridor. Interstate construction begins in the first quarter of 2023 with the addition of a temporary west-bound lane along the north side of I-10, west of Acadian Thruway.
The proposed project is intended to reconstruct existing infrastructure and increase capacity on I-10. Acadian Thruway will be widened from north of I-10 to the Perkins Road intersection, adding one travel lane in both directions with sidewalks. The KCS railroad bridge will be replaced and raised by the end of 2022 to accommodate improvements to Acadian. Acadian will be elevated and drainage infrastructure will be analyzed for potential improvements. Replaced on-ramps to I-10 from Acadian Thruway will accommodate additional vehicle capacity.
Not necessarily. The surveyors are marking utilities and project control throughout the survey limits to accurately chart the geography of the corridor in planning for the project.