BATON ROUGE – With input from nearly 7,000 area residents so far, the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) and the Providence Engineering Team are extending the deadline for community participation in an online public survey regarding the I-10 Corridor Improvement Study.
“Survey responses are continuing to come in, and we are getting requests to extend the deadline for additional input to be provided. While hard copy surveys at area libraries are still due by May 31, everyone interested in I-10 corridor improvements through the Baton Rouge area will be able to complete online surveys through June 15,” said DOTD Secretary Sherri LeBas.
The I-10 Corridor Improvement Study is designed to begin to address traffic issues and possible enhancements along I-10 through the core of Baton Rouge, a prominent topic of interest in the area for well over a decade. The goal of the study is to develop solutions based on input from the broader community and other stakeholders in response to clearly defined traffic problems.
This study is the first step in determining the feasibility of any improvements to the area of I-10 between West Baton Rouge (LA 415 interchange) to the I-10/I-12 split (to Essen Lane interchange on both I-10 and I-12). DOTD will work with community residents, businesses, commuters, industries, and legislators to gather ideas for improving the corridor through an open dialogue for community input.
In the coming months, a series of public meetings will follow the surveys to collect additional ideas on the topic of corridor improvements along this section of I-10. The survey can be completed at www.i10prod.wpengine.com.
These surveys will solicit input that is helpful to the planning team and supplement scientific polling being conducted. Should participants have questions regarding the survey or require technical assistance when completing, they can call 225-768-9060.