I-10 Corridor Improvements to be Studied: DOTD Requests Public Input

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) and the Providence Engineering Team will conduct two sets of surveys in coming weeks as part of an I-10 Corridor Improvement Study. The I-10 Corridor Improvement Study is designed to begin to address traffic issues 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 ideas on the topic of corridor improvements along this section of I-10. Two versions of the survey will be offered:

  • Open survey, accessed via web or libraries. The web-based survey will be available online at www.i10prod.wpengine.com through the end of May 2015. This survey is open to the public and all interested parties are invited and encouraged to participate. Hard copies of the web-based survey will be provided at nearby locations including libraries throughout East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, and Livingston Parishes and can be mailed to the project team.
  • Telephone and mail survey via random polling of Baton Rouge residents.

The surveys will solicit input that is helpful to the planning team. Should participants have questions regarding the survey or require technical assistance when completing, they can call 225-768-9060.