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DOTD holding public hearing on priority construction program


DOTD is holding public hearings for the Highway Priority Construction Program 2019-2020 next month.

A series of Public Hearings will be held in accordance with LA R.S. 48:231 and conducted by the Joint Transportation, Highways, & Public Works Committee. The purpose of the hearings is to review highway construction priorities for the fiscal year 2019-2020.

District 4 — which includes Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, and Webster Parishes — meeting will be held Oct. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Independence Stadium Skybox, 3301 Pershing Blvd., Shreveport.

A copy of the Preliminary Program for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 will be available for review on October 1, 2018, by interested persons at the LADOTD Headquarters Building, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 200U, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or online by hyperlink, 2019-2020 Highway Priority Program.

All interested persons are invited for the purpose of becoming fully acquainted with the proposed program and will be afforded an opportunity to express their views. Oral testimony may be supplemented by presenting important facts and documentation in writing. Written statements and comments should be handed to the committee conducting the Hearing, or mailed to the following address, postmarked within 45 calendar days following the Hearing:

P.O. BOX 94245
BATON ROUGE, LA 70804-9245

Should anyone requiring special assistance due to a disability wish to participate in this public hearing, please contact LADOTD (Attn: Ms. Mary Elliott) by mail at the address above or by telephone at (225) 379-1218 at least five days prior to the date of the public hearing.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.