Letters: Seeking answers about interstate construction in Baton Rouge

Letters: Seeking answers about interstate construction in Baton Rouge
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There have been some fairly recent revisions to the proposed Interstate 10 construction in Baton Rouge.

The flow of traffic at the Mississippi River Bridge has been revised and will now not have only one open lane in each direction. However, it appears that eastbound traffic entering Baton Rouge will still be restricted, and also I-110 South at the bridge will still be reduced to one lane where it meets I-10. It seems that traffic is still going to be a nightmare on I-10 (and I-110) during the construction of the first segment.

Now my real main question is this: What is the schedule for all construction on I-10 for the entire LA 415-to-Essen Lane project, and what is the current cost estimate for all construction? The last published data I have seen indicates that all construction will not end until 2038.

Is that still a valid time estimate? What remains to be completed after construction related to the first segment is completed?

This construction is going to affect local, intrastate and interstate traffic in a negative way for a long time. Citizens in Baton Rouge and other areas of the USA need to know exactly what they are facing and for how long.

I hope that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will provide this information as soon as possible on their I10BR.com website.

PHILLIP LILARD

Baton Rouge

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