I live in Stratford Place near the I-10/I-12 split. The trees along the I-10 corridor are essential to my enjoyment of my yard and home. Without those trees, the noise from the interstate will lower my property value, become a nuisance, and discourage my enjoyment of my yard. As plans are made to widen the Interstate, they must also include noise barriers and tree replacements.
DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green. DOTD is required to investigate the reasonableness and feasibility of reducing noise levels from I-10 for impacted residences. Our analysis has demonstrated the potential for new noise barriers and the relocation of some existing noise barriers. Preliminary proposed locations for noise barriers were shown on roll maps during the public meetings and can be viewed on the project website, i10br.com.