DOTD to Host Public Meetings Regarding I-10 Corridor Improvement Survey

BATON ROUGE — The Department of Transportation and Development will host three public meetings to discuss the results of recently conducted surveys concerning the Interstate 10 corridor in Baton Rouge. DOTD officials will present regional traffic study results and will gather public input regarding potential improvement, community concerns, and ideas for mitigation and enhancement. Residents are encouraged to attend one of the three meetings. •

  • Monday, August 31, Baton Rouge River Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 1, West Baton Rouge Community Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 3, Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nearly 14,000 people answered a 21-question on-line survey concerning improvements to the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge. The survey, which was available to the public from April to mid-June, was one part of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s efforts to gather input on enhancements to one of Louisiana’s most traveled interstates.

In addition, the LSU Public Policy Research Laboratory conducted a scientific survey by telephone of 655 randomly selected adult residents from East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville and Livingston parishes using land lines and cell phones. The group also conducted a scientific survey of 325 businesses located within five miles of I-10/I-12 between Lake Charles and Slidell.