Kent Rogers, executive director of the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments, said today that he received an update from Buchart Horn, Inc. on Thursday, June 14, and that the Baton Rouge engineering firm expects to have its Stage 0 report completed by the end of the June.
The report was given at the MPO Transportation
Planning Committee of NLCOG today at Council Chambers at Government Plaza in Shreveport.
Attending were Cedric Glover, Chairman, Mayor of Shreveport; Darrell Goza, Louisiana DOTD, District IV; Charles Kirkland, Metropolitan Planning Commission; Eric England, Port of Caddo-Bossier; Lorenz Walker, Mayor of Bossier City; Woodrow Wilson, Caddo Parish Commission, and Kent Rogers, NLCOG Executive Director.
said the week of July 23 is the tentative timetable for the first public meeting.
suggested a third meeting for the MPO
to formally accept the Stage 0 report.
Some of the suggested locations for the meetings are LSU Shreveport, Port of Caddo-Bossier or an area church.
Regarding the Stage 1 environmental assessment, Rogers
has asked Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc.
, another Baton Rouge engineering firm working on the project, for a generalized task and timeline on having an August 1 â€œgo dateâ€� with early January 2014 for the final report.
Rogers said, â€œIâ€™m anticipating getting a FONSI (finding of no significant impact) return.â€� Mayor Walker asked if the (3132) Coalition has been provided a copy of the report on Stage 1.
just received it on Friday but he
will supply a report to the public â€œposting on website and making copies available.â€�
Mayor Glover asked Rogers about public education on I-69 progress, mentioning that there is a tie-in to the discussion about the extension of Louisiana Highway 3132.