Public meetings being held for input on Shreveport's I-49 connector

Public meetings being held for input on Shreveport's I-49 connector

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG) will hold 6 meetings to give information on build alternatives for an Interstate 49 Inner City Connector on January 19-22, 2016.

The NLCOG initiated a Stage 0 Feasibility Study on the I-49 Inner City Connector in 2009 to determine whether a linkage of the current I-49 with the future I-49 North would be feasible. That process was completed in 2010, and the project is now in the Stage 1 Planning/Environmental portion of the 6-stage Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development project development process.

During the Stage 1 process, refinements of the impact area will occur to allow a more specific corridor, as well as any needed or desired neighborhood enhancements, to be recommended.

The meetings will be at various locations across Shreveport:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Shreveport Chamber of Commerce
400 Edwards Street
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Hamilton-South Caddo Branch Library
2111 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
1500 Pierre Avenue
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Shreveport Convention Center
400 Caddo Street
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Louisiana Technical College -
Shreveport-Bossier Campus
2010 N. Market Street
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
1666 Alston Street
Shreveport, LA 71101
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Construction typically does not begin until Stage 5 of the process.

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