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anonymous

Comment: 31. When will the detour routes be identified? Response: 31 – The traffic management plan will provide some detail on potential detour routes. This plan will be completed in mid-2019.

anonymous

Comment: 32.How will the detour routes be communicated to the public? 33. How will the detour routes be communicated to those that live outside the parish? 34. How will out of state Travelers be directed and diverted through the Baton Rouge area? Response: During construction, information, such as detour routes and when detours may be […]

Phillip Lillard

Comment: Do all the above in one initial phase and wait and see the results. Then consider additional additions to I-10 only if needed. The financing method of the I-10 Interstate upgrades is questionable with GARVEE bonds so I recommend to use other financing methods (not a new tax). Response: Multiple alternatives, similar to the […]

Phillip Lillard

Comment: I am concerned about the TOTAL costs of this project and how it will actually be funded, so I would like the public to see a total itemized cost estimate including the public meetings, planning costs to date and future, design, construction etc. The video I watched from the DOTD seems to indicate that […]

Phillip Lillard

Comment: I would like to see a total estimate from beginning to end of the project including the public meetings and planning, design, construction etc. Response: An Opinion of Probable Cost will be included in the line and grade submittal and appended to the Environmental Assessment. You may contact the DOTD Project Manager on how […]

Doug Moore

Comment: Hi, you all have heard from me quite a lot about this. I appreciate the great work doing public outreach and engagement that your firms have done on this project. If you could find time to answer to these questions officially, we’d appreciate it: If project costs turn out to be more than anticipated, […]

Coleman Brown

Comment: 35. How will out of state travelers be directed and diverted through the Baton Rouge area? Response: During construction, information, such as detour routes and when detours may be necessary, information will be available via the project website, DOTD’s website, MyDOTD, and local media.

Coleman Brown

Comment: 32. When will the detour routes be identified? Response: The traffic management plan will provide some detail on potential detour routes. When this plan is complete, it will be posted to the project website at www.i10br.com.

Charles Brousseau

Comment: The problem I have with the highway department giving more money is the design process that we use to design our highways is terrible. We need to reach out to Texas and get them to show us how to design highways. We are not capable of doing it in our highway department. I have […]

Coleman Brown

Comment: 20. Isn’t this plan required to be made public now, rather than later? Response: A traffic management plan will be developed when geometry is approved and the traffic study is completed. The traffic management plan will be posted to the project website when it is complete, presumed in mid-2019.

anonymous

Comment: 4. Why is Phase 2 Financing being ramrodded almost ahead of a Phase 1 Public Review and Comment? You don’t even know what the public wants, so how do you know this is the correct plan to finance. Why? Response: Preliminary cost estimates were developed in the feasibility phase. More detail estimates are under […]

anonymous

Comment: 40. If my children are just starting LSU now will it be finished before my children graduate? Response: We can not speculate the completion of construction versus your family’s graduation timing.

Coleman Brown

Comment: 1. We don’t understand how long construction will take. Some reports say 5 years, some say 7. Where is the schedule? Response: The construction window for each individual segment of the project is projected at five to seven years. A construction schedule will be developed during detailed design under Stage 3, Final Design.

Deborah Roe

Comment: 8. DOTD should agree not to make substantial project changes without informing the public and getting buy in from City Council. .. My understanding is the bus pull overs were in the Government St. plan when presented to City Council and then taken out by DOTD afterward. The project proceeded with an incomplete transit […]