Very concerned about the impact of construction on nearby homes and businesses. Would it not make significantly more sense to construct a loop that would allow travelers and big rigs the ability to bypass the heart of our city entirely? As proposed, this project stands to: 1. Cause significant damage to nearby structures during the initial phases;
Thank you for your comments. During the Stage 0 Feasibility Study for this project, alternative regional transportation improvements were considered during the 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. The vast majority of the project will be constructed within existing right-of-way, minimizing damage to structures and acquisition of properties.