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La. 1077 corridor topic of upcoming public meeting



LOUISIANA – The Regional Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on April 27 to discuss transportation and usage of the La. 1077 corridor in west St. Tammany Parish between U.S. 190 and Interstate 12.

The meeting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m., will be held at Coquille Parks and Recreation, 13505 La. 1085, near Covington. People also can participate virtually via Zoom.

The study will determine the high-level costs, feasibility and potential environmental concerns of a roadway capacity project for the 3.1-mile stretch of La. 1077. The study is deemed necessary due to increased traffic as a result of population growth and development in the area and both St. Tammany Parish Government and the Regional Planning Commission believe growth in the corridor is outpacing localized improvement efforts, warranting analysis of the corridor’s capacity.

Before moving into the conceptual design phase, St. Tammany Parish requested two general public meetings and two local stakeholder meetings take place. The meetings will allow local input on the La. 1077 corridor as it exists today, as well as future considerations.

An outline of the project scope and more information on participation online is available on is available on the RPC website,

Slidell-area roundabout proposals are online

The Louisiana DOTD is conducting an online public meeting for two proposed roundabouts to improve traffic flow, one at U.S. 190 at Northshore Boulevard and another at US 190 at Camp Villere Road just west of Slidell.

The meeting will be held exclusively online on for 14 consecutive days from noon on April 26 to noon May 9. During this time, members of the public can view the project, make a comment or ask questions.

A narrated multimedia presentation will be visible and those participating will have the opportunity to make any comments on the documents linked to the webpage. No live presentation will be conducted. The webpage: H.012812 US 190 @ Northshore & Camp Villere (or: then navigate to the project folder) will have the meeting sign in link, an agenda, a continuous multimedia presentation, and a comment submission link in order to contact DOTD with questions or comments.

Anyone with questions, no internet access or in need of special assistance can request a hard copy of the content of the virtual public meeting by contacting Robin Daigle via email [email protected] or by calling (225) 242-4508.

Commissioners approved preliminary plans for River Club, Phase 4-B, comprising 16 lots on 4.018 acres north of Delta Lane, south of Brewster Road, south of Covington.

Final plans were also approved for Maison du Lac, Phase 3D, consisting of 16 lots on 3.08 acres on the west side of La. 1085, north of La. 21, also south of Covington.

The rest of the commission’s agenda consisted of routine approvals of minor subdivisions, those with five or fewer lots, and resubdivisions, requested when owners want to redivide a plot of land into more or fewer lots.

Bill McHugh

More advisory board, commission appointees

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ recent appointments to Louisiana boards and commissions include:

Rear Adm. Joel R. Whitehead of Mandeville, president J. Whitehead and Associates, who was reappointed to the Louisiana Military Advisory Council. Whitehead will serve as an O-6 officer representing the Coast Guard. The Council provides a forum for issues concerning the installations and units of the armed forces located in Louisiana, as well as the military and retired military personnel and their families who live in the state.

Mandeville resident Guy D. Hughes, the chief resource management officer at the Jean Lafitte Parks Service, has been appointed to the Louisiana Folklife Commission to represent the park and preserve; and Ponchatoula resident Tommy I. Hailey, a professor of anthropology and archaeology at Northwestern State University and the director of its Cultural Resources Office, has been reappointed to the Commission to represent the Louisiana Folklife Society.

The Commission advises the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism’s Office of Cultural Development on policy, objectives and budgeting needs in the identification, preservation and presentation of Louisiana folk cultural resources.

WST-Electric Co-op meeting scheduled 

The annual membership meeting of the Washington-St. Tammany Electric Co-op will be held on May 1 at the co-op headquarters, 950 Pearl St., in Franklinton. The 10 a.m. meeting will include reports from co-op officers, directors and committees, as well as unfinished and new business. For more information, call (985) 839-3562.