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Magnolia Bridge Widening Informational Meeting

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Submitted by David Barrow

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a public meeting for the La. 64 Magnolia Bridge replacement project on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, located at 19421 Greenwell Springs Road.
The meeting is being held to allow the public to learn more about the project and to sign-up to receive periodic e-mail updates on the project’s progression. Representatives from DOTD and L & A Contracting Co. will be in attendance to provide information on the project and answer questions.

Work on the $19.9 million project involves replacing the existing two-lane La. 64 Amite River Bridge at Magnolia with a new four-lane bridge. The project will be built to the north of the existing bridge. Traffic will remain on the existing bridge until construction is complete. The new bridge will have two 12-foot lanes in each direction and 10-foot outside shoulders. Nearly 26,000 drivers cross the bridge each day. Construction will begin in October and will last until fall 2012. The contractor is L & A Contracting Co. of Hattiesburg, Miss.
For questions or to sign up to receive periodic e-mail updates about the project, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or by e-mail at dotdcs@la.gov. The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Learn more about the job by visiting the project’s Web page at www.dotd.la.gov
. Click on "Projects" from the "Programs & Projects" section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the "La. 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement" link.
You can also follow the La. 64 Amite River Bridge at Magnolia Replacement Project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, project information can be accessed by entering "Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development" or "La. 64 Magnolia Bridge Replacement Project" into the search field.

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