5. Increase traffic thru our city leading to increased delays caused by accidents, etc., as well as increased use of public resources such as EMS/Fire/Police when these accidents occur. Diverting the non local traffic via a loop or making one lane of our interstate an HOV lane during high traffic hours to encourage carpooling would be a much better idea.
During the Stage 0 Feasibility Study for this project, alternative regional transportation improvements were considered during traffic study including a new southern Mississippi River Bridge crossing and a Northern Bypass. Though these megaprojects will provide improved traffic flow through the Baton Rouge metro area, the I-10 Improvement through Baton Rouge is necessary to help alleviate congestion through the area.