Last Modified: September 17, 2010

Louisiana's CSS program had its formal beginnings around 1999. To date, there have been three training sessions and approximately 100 persons have been trained.

CSS Contact:
Jan H. Grenfell
Environmental Section
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD)
Phone: (225)242-4509

DOT Website:

Policies & Legislation:

LaDOTD's CSS Policy was approved on May 26, 2006, and can be found here.

Other Public Involvement Techniques:

On some of their larger projects, LaDOTD has instituted websites and toll-free hotlines. They currently have a rural project office on I-69 in North Louisiana. On two major urban projects, they have had project offices and major charrette efforts. LaDOTD has also used visual aids, such as computer simulations and video flyovers, as a tool to enhance public understanding of complex projects.

LaDOTD's Stakeholder Involvement Plan is expected to be updated in the near future.

CSS Projects (in addition to those listed as Case Studies on this site):

  • Saving Old Hickory
    Contact: Ed Wedge (225) 379-1401 (new number)
  • Front Street (LA 6 Business) Project, Natchitoches, Lousiana (completed 2008)

CSS Training:

Mostly Project Managers, Planners, NEPA personnel have been trained at this point. About 100 persons have been trained so far, and future training courses will be held semi-annually. The training has been conducted by CH2M-Hill, Kentucky Transportation Center, and FHWA Resource Center for Project Managers, Planners, and NEPA personnel. Additional future training is anticipated.

CSS Manuals:

LaDOTD's "Stage 1 Planning/Environmental Manual of Standard Practice" includes CSS as part of considerations in planning projects.  A CSS Implementation Plan is currently being developed by LaDOTD and expected to be finalized in the near future.

Last Modified: September 17, 2010

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