- As the project progresses additional documents will be added to this page

THE NORTHWEST LOUISIANA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (NLCOG), IN COOPERATION WITH THE PROJECT TEAM, HAS DEVELOPED AN EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PLAN FOR THE I-49 INNER CITY CONNECTOR PROJECT

Public involvement is a critical component of the project development process. We encourage the public to continue to participate in the development of this project through the use of this website and by attending the Public Hearing. You can also provide comments to info@i49shreveport.com and check back continually for updates as the project progresses.

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PROJECT TIMELINE

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2009

STAGE 0 - FEASIBILITY STUDY​​

Stakeholder Meeting | April 1, 2009

 

Stakeholder Interviews | May 18-21, 2009

 

Round 1 Community Input Meeting

(119 Participants) | June 20-25, 2009

    J.S. Clark Middle - June 20, Morning

    Louisiana Tech. College - June 20, Afternoon

    Randle T. Moore Center - June 22, Evening

    Municipal Auditorium - June 23, Evening

    Artspace - June 24, Noon

    Southern University - June 25, Evening

 

Round 2 Community Input Meetings

(49 Participants) | Sept. 24-26, 2009

    Louisiana Tech. College - Sept. 24, Evening

    Artspace - Sept. 25, Noon

    J.S. Clark Middle - Sept. 26, Morning

 

Stage 0 Newsletters (Volume 1)

    No. 1 - May, 2009

    No. 2 - August, 2009

    No. 3 - November, 2009

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2011

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2010

STAGE 0 - FEASIBILITY STUDY

Open House Public Meeting (42 Attendees) | March 25, 2010, Afternoon

Stage 0 Newsletters (Volume 1)

   No. 4 - March 2010

   No. 5 - June 2010

 

END OF STAGE 0

STAGE 1 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

Stakeholder Interviews | Nov. 9 - 10, 2011

Round 1 Community Input Meetings

(151 Attendees) | Dec. 13 - 15, 2011

    Louisiana Tech. College - Dec. 13, Evening

    Shreve Memorial Library - Dec. 14, Noon

    J.S. Clark Middle - Dec. 15, Evening

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2012

STAGE 1 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

SWEPCO stakeholders meeting | March 7, 2012

 

North Shreveport Business Assoc. stakeholders meeting | March 8, 2012

 

Allendale pastors stakeholdersmeeting | March 29, 2012

 

Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament stakeholders meeting | September 20, 2012

 

HACS stakeholder meeting | October 10, 2012

 

HACS stakeholder meeting | November 16, 2012

 

Stakeholder Meetings | November 28, 2012

    Fuller Center, Allendale Pastors,
  Senator 
Tarver & State Representative,
  Mayor, City Engineer, Public Works

 

Round 2 Community Input Meetings (324 signed-in attendees) | Dec. 11 - 13, 2012

   Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Catholic               Church - Dec. 11, Evening

   Mount Canaan Baptist Church - Dec. 12,

   Mid-Day

   Shreveport Chamber of Commerce -

   Dec. 13, Noon

 

Stage 1 Newsletters (Volume 2)

    No. 1 - April, 2012

    No. 2 - November, 2013

Round 3 Community Input Meetings (577 signed-in attendees) | Jan. 19 - 21, 2016

   Shreveport Chamber of Commerce - Jan. 19,
   Mid-Day

   Hamilton-South Caddo Library - Jan. 19,
 
  Evening

   Galilee Baptist Church - Jan. 20, Mid-Day

   Shreveport Convention Center - Jan. 20,
   Evening

   Northwest Louisiana Technical College, 
   Shreveport-Bossier Campus - Jan. 21, Mid-Day

   Mt. Canaan Baptist Church - Jan. 21, Evening

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2016

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CURRENT STAGE

The first round of the Stage 1 Community Input Meetings was held in December 2011. The Round 1 meeting material and transcript can be found below under the Round 1 Community Input Meetings heading. 

The second round of these meetings was held between December 11-13, 2012. Each open-house style event lasted two hours and people were invited to walk through and view four build alternatives, two potential interchange (enter/exit) locations, and the no-build alternative. All the items distributed at the meeting are available to download below under the Round 2 Community Input Meetings heading. Some of the file sizes are large and may take several minutes to download. An event summary of the second round of meetings was prepared that summarizes the meeting format, advertisement, attendance, and input received. Comment responses were also prepared for all comments received at the second round of input meetings and during the associated comment period.

A third round of six community input meetings was held between January 19-21, 2016 to present a fifth build alternative alongside the previous four build alternatives. Build Alternative 5 was suggested during the second round of community input meetings. This NEPA-derived alternative generally follows the route of LA 3132, the Inner Loop Expressway, from its interchange with I-49 south of Shreveport to the new interchange of I-49 at I-220. All project information displayed at these meetings is available below under the Round 3 Community Input Meetings heading.

ROUND 1 | COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS

ROUND 2 | COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS

ROUND 3 | COMMUNITY INPUT MEETINGS

PUBLIC HEARING

A Public Hearing will occur at the conclusion of the project and has not yet been scheduled. Media notices and notifications will be published in advance of the hearing in accordance with federal guidelines.

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