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IMCAL, acting in its capacity as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Lake Charles Urbanized area, is proposing amendments to the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The drafted FY 2014-2015 UPWP is a contractual document that describes the coordinated financial efforts for transportation planning programs to be undertaken within the Lake Charles Urbanized Area. The draft UPWP will be available for public review at the IMCAL office at 4310 Ryan Street, Suite 330, Lake Charles, LA 70605, IMCAL website (www.imcal.webs.com), and at the public libraries in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Moss Bluff, and Westlake through March 28, 2014. The public hearing is scheduled for March 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Board Room at the SEED Center at 4310 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605. Comments may be made at the draft’s public hearing, by email (email@example.com), or by mail. Mailed comments should be addressed to the Director of Transportation, IMCAL, 4310 Ryan Street, Suite 330, Lake Charles, LA 70605.
IMCAL is a professional organization whose primary goal is the continued growth and development of Southwest Louisiana. We provide "hands on" technical assistance to local governments, businesses, and individuals. Many times we are their only source of assistance. IMCAL has a staff of six full time employees. The educational background of our staff includes several undergraduate degrees, and we have many years of combined experience in the development of Southwest Louisiana. Continued training and expertise is derived from the professional seminars and workshops that are attended by the staff on a regular basis.
Our board of directors is made up of elected and appointed officials from throughout the five parishes and eighteen municipalities of Southwest Louisiana.Although we receive funding from federal, state, and local sources, we are neither a federal, state, nor local government entity. We are a quasi-governmental agency, which is governed by our Board of Directors.
The need for a regional approach to the challenges in Southwest Louisiana, and a center of excellence to address these problems, is perhaps more prevalent today than when the Commission was formed. IMCAL has come a long way since 1972. Although areas of emphasis have changed somewhat over the years, one fact still remains -- coordination, objectivity, impartiality, and a comprehensive, approach to a regional development are the cornerstone of IMCAL's existence. We are the only regional organization in Southwest Louisiana charged with these responsibilities.
IMCAL fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see the Transportation-MPO page or call our Title VI Coordinator at (337) 433-1771.
Section 504: IMCAL will work with FHWA, State DOT and local public agencies to ensure ADA and Section 504 requirements are incorporated in all its program activities for all projects. Program activities include project planning. Furthermore, FHWA is responsible for ensuring accessibility requirements for projects that are not within public right-of-way, but use funding through FHWA.
For further assistance requiring appropriate auxiliary aids to persons with disabilities (those with impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills) where necessary to ensure effective communication, contact IMCAL to assist with versions of any of these materials found on this website or meeting request.
State Project No. H.003931.2
On October 24, 2013, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, a public meeting was held to report the findings of the IJR (Interstate Justification Report) for the I-10 Corridor including the I-10 Bridge.
Please join us and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury for the MTP 2040 Update public meetings.