There is no doubt we need to work on the I10 corridor through our city, BUT we don’t need to “take paradise and put up a parking lot”. Traffic on the interstate system through Baton Rouge is horrible. That is a fact. We do need to widen and improve flow, but I also believe we need to be cognizant of taking care of what little green spaces we have in Baton Rouge. We need to make sure we also keep our city GREEN. Trees are important to our environment and beauty of Louisiana. Let’s not sacrifice one tree that we don’t have to and also commit to replacing ones that will have to be removed.
DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.