11:25 a.m. Public Hearing Regarding LA 70 Detour Route Environmental Assessment



State Project No. H.010571.2

Federal Aid Project No. H.010571

LA 70 Detour Route

Assumption Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will hold a public hearing to discuss the results of the LA 70 Detour Route Environmental Assessment (EA). Detailed information relative to the project is available to those interested through copies of the EA. This information is available for review and/or copying at the DOTD’s District Office (8100 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge). Copies of this data will be made available upon request at the expense of the person requesting this information, and at a cost equal to the DOTD’s cost of reproduction. The EA is available, for review only, at the FHWA Division Office (5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge) and at the DOTD Environmental Section Office (1201 Capitol Access Road, 5th Floor, Baton Rouge). The EA is also available for review through January 2, 2015, at the Assumption Parish Library Napoleonville Branch (293 Napoleon Avenue, Napoleonville) and at the Pierre Part Branch (2800 LA 70, Pierre Part). You may also download the EA from the DOTD Environmental Section’s website. All interested parties are invited to review the EA and are encouraged to attend this public hearing, scheduled for the following date, time, and location:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Assumption Parish Community Center

Adjacent to Assumption High School

4910 LA 308

Napoleonville, LA 70390

The public hearing will be in an open house format. A prerecorded presentation including information relative to the general location, design features, impacts of the project, tentative project schedule, acquisition of right-of-way, and relocation assistance will play continuously throughout the hearing. A court reporter will be present to record and transcribe oral statements for the hearing record and representatives of the DOTD, the FHWA, and the consultant team will be present to answer any questions relative to the project. Written statements may be submitted at the public hearing, or sent via mail to Ms. Monica Herrera of Providence, 1201 Main Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802, or via email to monicaherrera@providenceeng.com. Written statements and other exhibits in lieu of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the public hearing may be submitted and postmarked by Friday, January 2, 2015.

In the event a member of the public wishes to participate in this public hearing but may require special assistance due to a disability or an interpreter, please contact Ms. Noel Ardoin of the DOTD Environmental Section, PO Box 94245, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9245, by telephone at (225) 242-4502 or by email at noel.ardoin@la.gov at least five working days prior to the public hearing.