The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Highway Administration held a public meeting June 20 in support of the safety and mobility recommendations contained in the LA 6 Feasibility Study.
The study considers safety and mobility improvements with the LA 6 corridor, extending from just west of its interchange with I-49 east, approximately 2.2 miles to tis intersection with LA 3278.
The plan is conceptual, considering short-term implementation improvements as well as long-term corridor planning in conformance with access management principals. There were several build alternatives presented and other development alternatives for consideration.
Two improvements have been identified for implementation. Alternative 1 shows the intersection between LA 6 and Why. 504 operating as a signalized intersection. Alternative 2 shows it operating as a RCUT (Restricted Crossing U-Turn) intersection. Alternative 3 shows it operating as a roundabout geometry intersection.
Representatives of DOTD and the project team answered questions and discussed issues related to the location and design features of proposed improvements, the relocation assistance program, and other matters of interest.
Public comments will help the DOTD determine how to proceed with the project.
Written statements must be submitted to the address below and postmarked by Friday, June 30, 2017. Written statements also may be submitted through that date by electronic mail directly to LA6stagezero@neel-schaffer.com. All comments must include the name and address of the person commenting.
LA 6 Feasibility Study
Attn: Nick J. Ferlito, Jr., P.E., PTOE
10000 Perkins Rowe, Suite G360
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
SEE THE PROJECT HERE:
LA 6 Feasibility Study – Natchitoches 2017