Archives: Comments

Pamela Baker

Comment: This is a short sighted plan. A band aid and waste of money. We need a bypass. You will take property and businesses and just push the problem down the road. Response: During the Stage 0 Feasibility Study for this project, alternative regional transportation improvements were considered including a new southern Mississippi River Bridge […]

Philipa Blair

Comment: Is this a done deal or will Baton Rouge citizens be able to end this construction? A concerned WBR citizen. Response: DOTD intends to move forward with the completion of the Environmental process.

Jerome Ducote

Comment: This is a waste of time and money Response: Thank you for your comment.

Patrick Mascarella

Comment: Okay. The, the additions that I want to make is that everything I said earlier pre-supposed that the only thing that was going to be done was the, the interstate without looking at the possibilities that — of having to improve the current situation and then adding a new bridge, not instead of, but […]

June Pulliam

Comment: Widening the interstate is a waste of money. This project will only mitigate our congestion problems for a few years before everyone is stuck in traffic again and we have to widen the interstate even more. If you build it, they will come, the cars, that is. Baton Rouge is a BIG city. Since […]

Tim Harris

Comment: Tim Harris, 65 years old. I think I drove across that bridge before it was completed on a bicycle. And it’s still a subject of the matter. One lane. Only place from California in the United States all the way to the east coast. We got it. We are number one in something. The […]

Ronald Ray

Comment: Now, where else was I? In addition to my three lanes coming off the bridge consistently, the exit at the split, at the 12/10 split, 10 needs to be maintained at three lanes there also. 12 does too, because it’s got plenty of traffic. But I’m kind of concentrating on 10. They both need […]

Henry Sheffield

Comment: I live on a dead end street (Honeysuckle) that has only one way in and one way out. If they are going to expand in my direction, I will potentially have no entrance or egress while they have to relocate the lower end of Eugene—This is unacceptable as I have a heart condition and […]

Maria DiVincenti

Comment: There were no maps or drawings of where our members would be able to “walk, bike or park” during construction. Response: Thank you for your comments. Existing walking paths may see detours, and could be temporarily closed for safety when construction may be occurring overhead. DOTD will transmit construction information through the project website, […]

Larry Rath

Comment: Having moved to University Gardens after the 2016 flood, I have observed that the I-10 Eastbound Acadian on-ramp lane is used as a cut-through for folks to get from Acadian to College drive. Thus, we have folks only driving 40 mph to cut over to College which results in people entering I-10 eastbound traffic […]

Davis Rhorer

Comment: 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 […]

Coleman Brown

Comment: 7. Interstate 10 backs up to LA 415 Lobdell interchange every afternoon. How much further will it be backed up during construction? Response: The comment speaks to a future condition that cannot be accurately addressed, other than maintaining three lanes of traffic will be the most effective method of reducing congestion during construction. Lane […]

Coleman Brown

Comment: 14. I live on the east side and work on the west side. How will travel be impacted? Response: We can not speculate your travel time or which routes you presently use. Travel delays are anticipated during construction. Three travel lanes are proposed to be open and flowing during daylight hours, which should minimize […]

Donna Roppolo

Comment: 9. During the 18 years, safety has been an issue: cars driving off the interstate and hitting one of our homes; crashing through the chain link fence, which the pine trees have sometimes stopped vehicles or trailers from further damages; criminal activity when police stop suspects and they are able to run through and […]