News and links about Lake Charles with a focus on Contraband Pointe.

2/9/23 As indicated on this KPLC coverage of the Feb 9th, construction groundbreaking ceremony, the Nelson Road Extension Bridge will reap numerous benefits, including increased walkability and improved traffic flow. Construction is slated to begin within 30-45 days.

The images that follow are courtesy of the Public Information Office of the City of Lake Charles.

A few noteworthy quotes: 

DSC 4573 shawnwilsonShawn Wilson, Secretary of DOTD::

“This is going to benefit Lake Street and Ryan Street and all those other connectors that you go north to south with, and the idea is that we’re going to disperse the traffic that you see today, so those roads are much more residential, community-based roads.

“This is going to be a little bit more industrial in its nature, so you have more capacity to move in and out move trucks in and out to keep them off those streets, and so it should be a better quality of life for this community across the board. We’re very excited to see this project go.”

DSC 4577 Abraham

 Mark Abraham, State Senator:

"This will help connect South Lake Charles to the lakefront. I think you're going to see a boom in development along this corridor."



DSC 4604 Courtesy of City of Lake Charles Public Information Office

  1. Sowela receives 3.5 Federal Grant for Flight Training School, Mar, 2024 

  2. McNeese's"Bayou Bandits" punch their ticket to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Mar, 2024

  3. Site Selection Magazine article on Five SWLA Ports that are fueling industrial growth, Mar, 2024

  4. Southern Living names Lake Charles as one of The South’s Best Cities On The Rise, Mar, 2024 

  5. "Where Champions are Crowned" article on Convention and Visitors Bureau Website, Feb, 2024

  6. Lake Charles Methanol Announces Plan for New $3.2 Billion Manufacturing Plant, Feb, 2024

  7. Health of Louisiana Gaming, Feb, 2024

  8. Chennault International Airport Authority receives grant totaling 4.8 Billion, Feb, 2024

  9. Updated construction images of Port Wonder, Feb, 2024

  10. Interstate 10 Calcasieu River Bridge Contract signed, Jan, 2024

  11. Crying Eagle breaks ground, Jan, 2024

  12. EPA gives Louisiana approval for Carbon Storage Building, Dec, 2023

  13. SWLA Job Forecast: KPLC Interview with SWLA Economic Development Rep, Jan, 2023

  14. KPLC Coverage of Loren Scott's Economic Forecast, Oct, 2023

  15. SOWELA receives 35 Million jet for Aviation Program, Sep, 2023

  16. KPLC Clean Energy Projects Discussed, Aug, 2023
  17. Carbon Capture planned for Calcasieu, March, 2023

  18. Site Selection Magazine Article, March, 2023 
  19. Entergy Transfer, LP news on Reuters, Feb, 2023