Coleman Brown


9. Why wouldn’t it be a better idea to widen Airline Highway and make it six lanes first from Plank Road to Prairieville before work of any kind, much less this radical widening, is even contemplated on the interstate?


DOTD investigated this in the Baton Rouge Urban Mobility Plan (BUMP) study.  Model runs showed that only a minimal amount of traffic is diverted away from I-10 if we built the BUMP, or essentially widen Airline Highway.