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I-69 in LA (and LA 3132/Shreveport Inner Loop Extension)

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cjk374:
Whatever happened to "right of eminent domain"?  The LaDOTD needs to grow a pair and just tell these developers to get ready for the highway and get over themselves.  It's not bothering the LaDOTD to destroy a downtown Shreveport neighborhood to build I-49.  So what if these are new homes in the way of LA 3132 are new and the downtown area is not...it hasn't bothered them before.

Anthony_JK:

--- Quote from: cjk374 on May 18, 2011, 07:40:35 PM ---Whatever happened to "right of eminent domain"?  The LaDOTD needs to grow a pair and just tell these developers to get ready for the highway and get over themselves.  It's not bothering the LaDOTD to destroy a downtown Shreveport neighborhood to build I-49.  So what if these are new homes in the way of LA 3132 are new and the downtown area is not...it hasn't bothered them before.

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It's not destruction if the neighborhood in question (Allendale) actually supports the Inner City Connector and is willing to adjust to meet it.

On the other hand, it's not really LaDOTD's call...if the homeowners and developers don't want to move, and they got approval from the state to build on the ROW, then there isn't much choice. I'd rather just realign the extension to fulfill the goal of continuous freeway standards, and let them use Flournoy-Lucas Road to their hearts' content.


Anthony

Hot Rod Hootenanny:

--- Quote from: cjk374 on May 18, 2011, 07:40:35 PM ---Whatever happened to "right of eminent domain"?  The LaDOTD needs to grow a pair and just tell these developers to get ready for the highway and get over themselves.  
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In the middle of the Morganza spillway?

Grzrd:

--- Quote from: Grzrd on May 12, 2011, 11:08:25 AM ---The public meeting will be this Thursday

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From the attendees present at the meeting, it initially appears that Shreveporters want the Inner Loop to be completed, but it will take at least two years just to determine a new route:

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110520/NEWS01/105200317/Shreveporters-City-Hall-should-finish-Inner-Loop?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE


--- Quote ---The Inner Loop may stop at its current terminus, but Shreveporters made it clear Thursday they want it to move ahead .... More than 300 dozens wearing LA 3132 T-shirts, pointing out the highway's state-issued number gathered at LSU-Shreveport for a public hearing on the future of the limited access highway ... But they left with few answers on how the freeway got to where it is or where it might go ... And for now, according to Mayor Cedric Glover and the state Department of Transportation and Development, there is no designated corridor for its growth .... Finding a new route will cost at least $750,000 for environmental and feasibility studies, according to DOTD Deputy Secretary Eric Kalivoda. It'll take two years .... "We're prepared to move forward with that right away," Kalivoda said.

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Grzrd:
NLCOG has posted its Draft Minutes from the May 5 meeting which centered on the Inner Loop Extension.  The participants could not even agree to approve the April 7 Minutes.  To sum it up, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding the possibility of LA 3132 extending from its current terminus to a connection with I-69 (the confusion actually makes for some entertaining reading):

http://www.nlcog.org/pdfs/MPOPolicy_mins/minutes_05052011.pdf

Their next meeting will be Thursday.  Here is the agenda:

http://www.nlcog.org/pdfs/MPOPolicy_Agendas/Agenda_06022011.pdf

This Shreveport Times article outlines some of the players, subtle competitions and possible hidden agendas:

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20110529/OPINION0102/105280360/Craig-Durrett-What-s-next-Inner-Loop-saga-?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

The article also indicates the possibility of a large turnout and maybe some interesting Public Comments at Thursday's meeting:


--- Quote ---... If you're not into daytime TV or can break away from work, you might try the 10 a.m. Thursday meeting of NLCOG's Metropolitan Planning Organization on the fourth floor of downtown's American Tower. As the controversy was erupting at the time of its May 5 meeting, the group could neither frame a motion to rescind its realignment action nor even approve its minutes from the now infamous April 7 meeting. You might want to arrive early and bring your own chair.

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