Archives: Comments

Donna Rea

Comment: The trees are valuable to me and our community. Trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gases from the air and release oxygen. Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for animals. DOTD should budget for the replacement of all trees that will be […]

Nancy Roberts

Comment: In reference to the widening of interstate 110….Please be sure to include $$$ to replace the trees that will be cut down due to the widening project! This is important to me! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton […]

Kelley Stelly

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me 2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I-10 Widening project budget, not an afterthought Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and […]

Kimberly Wall

Comment: Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure is crucial and important to me. DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the i-10 widening project budget, not an afterthought Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant […]

Lauren Luquet

Comment: I find this proposal completely devastating to the very things I enjoy about Baton Rouge. I’m all for great infrastructure- I recently drove cross country and marveled at the smooth roads and wide interstates along the way, and laughed to myself about how far behind Louisiana lags. BUT driving through places like Dallas, for […]

Leigh Ann Town

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me! 2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I-10 Widening project budget, not an afterthought! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and […]

Colby Williams

Comment: The trees that will be affected by the I-10 project are extremely important for the following reasons: 1) Interception of significant aments of storm water each year 2) Collection of greenhouse goes and pollution (over 1,000 lb.) 3) Scrubbing almost 240,000 lbs. of CO2 in the air each year Therefore, the planning of this […]

Alex Tucker

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me. 2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I-10 widening project budget, not an afterthought. 3) Community trees within the proposed project area: Intercept almost 3,000,000 gallons of storm […]

Jan G. Soulé

Comment: I would like it to be known that the trees on the construction corridor be replanted or replaced should they need to be removed. Baton Rouge Green has been working tirelessly to beautify our city . please don’t destroy their plans for Baton Rouge’s landscape…keep the trees growing!!! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees […]

George Schafer

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me! 2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I‐10 Widening project budget, not an afterthought! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and […]

Catherine Seemann, LCSW

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me! 2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I‐10 Widening project budget, not an afterthought! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and […]

Gary Inman

Comment: I am writing to express my concerns over the I-10 widening project. While I understand the need for growth in our transportation infrastructure, I am concerned of the impact this will have on the city’s trees and green infrastructure. DOTD must budget for the replacement of any and all trees removed as a part […]

Donald Hood

Comment: 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 […]

Lauren Odom

Comment: I am in support of protecting & replacing Baton Rouge Green trees during the I-10 widening project! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.