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MEETING NOTICE

The South Central Planning and Development Commission is requesting your participation in providing us with input on the Lafourche Parish Transportation Plan. Meetings will be held in various locations and times throughout the Parish. Since you live or work in Lafourche Parish, your local knowledge and input would be valuable to us as we prepare the Plan.

The Lafourche Parish Transportation Plan is a planning document that will detail roadway projects within the Parish. It will highlight new roadways and the widening of existing roadways. The plan will also emphasizes bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, safety improvements, future transit service, and will detail strategies to alleviate congestion.

The public is invited to participate in the planning process through a series of short, interactive workshops designed to provide planners with needed local knowledge pertaining to Lafourche’s transportation network. Participants will be given an opportunity to identify areas of congestion, unsafe segments of roadways, and potential solutions to those problems.

Two sets of workshops will be held at the following dates and locations:

September 14, 2016
Warren J. Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium
310 North Canal Blvd., Thibodaux
2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

September 26, 2016
South Lafourche Library
16241 East Main Street, Cut Off
2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

September 29, 2016
Matthews Government Complex, Training Room
4876 Highway 1, Matthews
2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The same information will be presented at each workshop, so please feel free to attend the one most convenient to your schedule.

In addition, questions or comments may be also be submitted electronically via email to josh@scpdc.org, online at http://www.scpdc.org, or via phone at (985) 851-2900.

Any person needing reasonable support to be able to attend these public meetings, should contact Leo Marretta, Transportation Division Administrator at leo@scpdc.org, (985) 851-2900, P.O. Box 1870, Gray, LA 70359 at least five days prior to the meeting date to request auxiliary aids.

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The Houma-Thibodaux Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for comprehensive transportation planning in the Houma-Thibodaux region. Members of the MPO include local government officials as well as representatives from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Association.

The Transportation Planning Process

The Transportation Planning Process for state and local governments, specified in the United States Code 134, Title 23, requires that an MPO be designated in urbanized areas with a population exceeding 50,000 persons. The MPO is designated by an agreement between the Governor and local governments within the MPO study area. The MPO is responsible for having a continuous, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process that results in plans, programs, and projects that consider all transportation modes and support metropolitan community and economic development and social goals.