Planning Featured Project
Project Name: I-49 Inner City Connector Stage 0 Feasibility Study and Environmental Inventory
The project was a Stage 0 feasibility study and environmental inventory for a connector segment of the Interstate 49 (I-49) corridor running from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to New Orleans, LA. The connector was designed to intersect Shreveport, LA, through the urban area adjacent to the center of downtown with an approximate 3.6-mile long highway segment connecting the existing I-49 / I-20 interchange to the proposed I-49 / I-220 interchange. For its work on this project, Providence was awarded the American Planning Commission’s (Louisiana Chapter) Planning Excellence Award for a Process in 2012. Public outreach was a critical aspect of this project. A variety of outreach tools were used to get information to community stakeholders and receive feedback on the project. These mediums included signage, flyers, surveys, community meetings, and a website. The project was completed four months ahead of schedule.