On behalf of the Downtown Development District (DDD), I’d like to take this opportunity to comment on the above mentioned project, and submit the following items to be considered as part of the design and planning process.
1) Downtown Access & Signage As downtown welcomes over 140,000 daily visitors, the interstate widening should prioritize accessibility from the interstate to downtown. Downtown Baton Rouge is the job center of the capitol city with over 25,890 workers, and the residential population has grown to over 9,400; substantiating the need to maximize accessibility to the downtown area. In addition, signage indicating all exits with access to downtown should be included as part of this project.
Current access to downtown is not being affected, DOTD may consider downtown signage when the signs are updated on I-110.