Public Hearing Planned for US 84 Widening Project in LaSalle Parish

Jena -- LA DOTD is holding a public hearing on this week on the proposed widening project along US Highway 84 from Hwy 772 to just east of Hair Creek Bridge.

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to provide information and to receive comments on the proposed project.

When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Where: Jena Town Hall
2908 East Oak Street
Jena, LA 71342
Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Detailed information relative to the project is available in the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA). This document is available for review and/or purchase at the Department’s District 58 office, located at 6217 Hwy 15, Chase, LA. The Draft EA is available for review at the Federal Highway Administration Division Office at 5304 Flanders Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA, and at the DOTD Environmental Section Office, 1201 Capitol Access Road, Room 504D, Baton Rouge, LA. The Draft EA is also available for review at the following: LaSalle Parish Library – Olla Branch, 1449 Blake Street, Olla, LA; LaSalle Parish Library – Jena Branch, 3108 North First Street, Jena, LA; and Jena Town Hall, 2908 East Oak Street, Jena, LA.

The Draft EA can also be accessed online at the DOTD’s website at:

Click on the “H.000758.2 US 84 Widening” folder under the “Environmental” heading.

Detailed information on the EA will be presented at the Public Hearing, including project alternatives and information on wetlands, right-of-way acquisition, and relocation assistance. Representatives of DOTD will be present to answer questions related to the project. All interested persons are invited to attend. The Public Hearing format will be an open house with looping presentation and handout. Oral comments will be received at the Hearing. Written comments may also be submitted at the Hearing, or may be mailed to the following address, postmarked by April 13, 2014:

Mikeila Nagura
C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC
Attn: US 84
445 North Boulevard, Suite 601
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Should you require special assistance due to a disability in order to participate in this public hearing, please contact C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC by telephone at (225) 344-6701 at least five (5) working days prior to the public hearing date.

For more information relating to the hearing, contact Ms. Mikeila Nagura, Deputy Project Manager, C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates, LLC at or (225) 344-6701; or Mr. Robert Lott, Assistant Environmental Engineer, DOTD at or (225) 242-4504.

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