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625 Texas Street Suite 200

Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

United States

Company Description

The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG) is a voluntary association of local governments established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.. ... more

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Board of Trustees Member
Chair-Rich Mountain Community College

Board Member
Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

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Interstate 49 International Coalition :: Board of Directors [cached]

Kent Rogers

Executive Director, NLCOG
625 Texas Street, Suite 200
Shreveport, LA 71101
O (318) 841-5950
F (318) 841-5952
C (318) 393-3389

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Kent Rogers, executive director of Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG), said everyone knows where I-49 currently ends at I-20.

"And we know the I-49 interchange at I-220 will be located roughly halfway between Hilry Huckaby and Louisiana 1," Rogers said.
To determine the best way to connect those two dots, a feasibility study contract was recently awarded to Providence Engineering and Environmental in Baton Rouge. They have 18 months to find the path of least resistance. Rogers said Providence was chosen through a selection process by NLCOG, an intergovernmental association of local governments established to assist in planning for projects such as this.
"That process requires us to advertise," he said.
"Additional monies were put into that account last year, and the year before from surplus money and capital outlay," Rogers said. "Rep. Roy Burrell secured a total of $3 million for the corridor."
Rogers said because there is also a high potential for federal funding, Providence has been contracted to give NLCOG four scenarios for the connective route.
"You have to look at several different alternatives," he said.
Another possibility, Rogers said, is to use the existing railroad right-of-way that goes through the area.
The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for late spring or early summer, Rogers said.
"We are going to take some aerial photographs and then have a series of public meetings … informal meetings," Rogers said. "Some will be for the communities, and some will be for the community at-large … the Shreveport-Bossier area. Then, we'll meet one-on-one if requested."
Rogers said the idea is to find out what the communities want from the corridor. "We will want their input heavily throughout this process," he said.
According to Rogers, every move made on the corridor is time sensitive, and that plays a large role in the process. The project is currently in what he calls Enhanced Stage Zero, which will give NLCOG all the feasibility analysis and environmental background work.
"Each phase gets time-stamped in that once you complete a certain phase, you either have to start the next phase or make a substantial effort toward that next phase in a certain time period," he said.
"We are expecting to receive the go-ahead to begin the study any day now," said Kent Rogers, executive director of NLCOG. "The 3-1/2-mile corridor to be studied is an area roughly between the Allen-Pete Harris Drive and Caddo-Ford streets straight across to Highway 1 and U.S. 71 at I-220." Rogers said the study, which is expected to take approximately two years, will include a series of community meetings to get citizens' input and will end with a final formal public hearing. The 3132 Loop and I-220, Rogers said, is the interim intended route for traffic coming into Shreveport at this point, but with the interstate's current traffic counts, he doesn't anticipate the loop being a "permanent" solution.

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NLCOG Executive Director Kent Rogers gave a report on the progress of the Stage 0 / Stage 1 Feasibility and Environmental Studies. Rogers gave clarification about the length of time needed for the environmental assessment. The time cannot be compressed into 9 to 12 months from the anticipated 18 months. The 18-month timeframe includes time for various agencies to review the information and requires that each get 30 to 45 days to review it. Rogers said that he and the NLCOG staff have “made the appropriate answers and corrections.�

Rogers indicated that NLCOG had arranged a meeting with DOTD, Larkin Development and The Glen as previously requested by the MPO at a previous meeting.

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NLCOG Executive Director Kent Rogers said that he had no updates, and that the deadline for the consulting group Buchart Horne to complete the entire study was in mid-April. Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker, the committee chair, asked Rogers if he could have a report ready in time for the Transportation and Policy Committee meeting on March 15.

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