Archives: Comments

Coleman Brown

Comment: 32. When will the detour routes be identified? Response: The traffic management plan will provide some detail on potential detour routes. When this plan is complete, it will be posted to the project website at www.i10br.com.

Charles Brousseau

Comment: The problem I have with the highway department giving more money is the design process that we use to design our highways is terrible. We need to reach out to Texas and get them to show us how to design highways. We are not capable of doing it in our highway department. I have […]

Coleman Brown

Comment: 20. Isn’t this plan required to be made public now, rather than later? Response: A traffic management plan will be developed when geometry is approved and the traffic study is completed. The traffic management plan will be posted to the project website when it is complete, presumed in mid-2019.

anonymous

Comment: 4. Why is Phase 2 Financing being ramrodded almost ahead of a Phase 1 Public Review and Comment? You don’t even know what the public wants, so how do you know this is the correct plan to finance. Why? Response: Preliminary cost estimates were developed in the feasibility phase. More detail estimates are under […]

anonymous

Comment: 40. If my children are just starting LSU now will it be finished before my children graduate? Response: We can not speculate the completion of construction versus your family’s graduation timing.

Coleman Brown

Comment: 1. We don’t understand how long construction will take. Some reports say 5 years, some say 7. Where is the schedule? Response: The construction window for each individual segment of the project is projected at five to seven years. A construction schedule will be developed during detailed design under Stage 3, Final Design.

Deborah Roe

Comment: 8. DOTD should agree not to make substantial project changes without informing the public and getting buy in from City Council. .. My understanding is the bus pull overs were in the Government St. plan when presented to City Council and then taken out by DOTD afterward. The project proceeded with an incomplete transit […]

anonymous

Comment: Long ugly process but it will be nice Response: Thank you for your comment.

Betsy Peterson

Comment: Support local businesses and prevent construction from putting them out of business. Educate about real impacts during and after construction. Activate the area with signs above the interstate to drive business below. Pop-up events to help fundraise for local businesses. Response: Thank you for your comments.

Coleman Brown

Comment: 2. What are the impacts on our community? Response: The Environmental Assessment will consider impacts associated with the construction and operation of the project.

Coleman Brown

Comment: 22. When will I know if my business will be affected? Response: The existing apparent proposed right-of-way shows businesses that will be directly affected by the widening. Other business impacts, such as access during construction, will be worked out during the design stage.

Deborah Roe

Comment: 7. DOTD needs to give us assurances that heavy equipment will not be traveled down the residential nearby areas of Perkins Rd. What are the plans for the movement of heavy equipment and man power through this historic area populated with two lane roads? Response: During the final design and construction administration, DOTD will […]

Kenri Avery

Comment: Okay. I was reading over the GPS system, computer help over there, and it appears that our location at 1358 is out of the way of construction. But the major concern is the traffic pattern. There is a straight direct drive in the middle of the traffic zone, or the construction zone, that may […]

Riley Berthelot

Comment: Please consider an alternative route for freight during construction, like Hwy 190 Response: Alternative routes during construction will be developed in a Draft Transportation/Traffic Management Plan (TMP), which will be complete in mid-2019.