I-49 through Boutte ... the plot thickens
Highway should go south of populated areas
By Staff Report - Nov 16, 2006
Another public hearing on the route of Interstate 49 through St. Charles Parish is set for Nov. 16 at the Alario Center in Westwego, from 4 p.m. until 8. Itís perhaps the last hearing before a definite decision on it will be made.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has preferred a route that would skirt through populated areas of the west bank, providing a barrier that does not make for a good community. We have favored a more southern route which would partially go through the wetlands where it would not disturb human activities so much.
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