Archives: Comments

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 […]

Rebekah O’Quin

Comment: Over the years we have been able to appreciate the value of our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure. I hope these trees and spaces are accounted for and replaced after completion of the widening project. I pray that remediation of these sites is considered and included into the initial budgeting of the project. […]

Tom Easterly

Comment: Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me. DOTD must budget for replacing trees as a critical element of the I-10 widening project. Community trees within the proposed project area intercept almost three million gallons of storm water every year; collect over one thousand pounds of greenhouse gases and […]

David Gary

Comment: I am excited about this project but would like to add a request that you preserve and/or budget for the replacement of trees along the new roadways and entrances/exits. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Tim Cokerham

Comment: The trees planted by Baton Rouge Green over the past 20 years along the Interstate system in Baton Rouge are the only thing that sets Baton Rouge apart when it comes to beautification seen by thousands of people daily. I encourage DOTD to make every effort to preserve these now-mature trees in the upcoming […]

M. Donalson

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 […]

Stephanie Fontaine

Comment: I am in GREAT support of and I encourage you all to strongly move toward a plan to relocate/save all the beautiful trees that BR Green has planted on I-10. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Sage Roberts Foley

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 […]

Allison Gulino

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 […]

Egypt Eaddy

Comment: As a member of the Baton Rouge Green Board, I am writing to implore LADOTD to account for and replace all trees removed during the I-10 widening project. This should be done at the ratio of 3:1 in order to recover the loss of the service of these trees provide both environmentally and ecologically. […]

Sage Roberts Foley

Comment: Enclosed you will find comment forms from 22 of the 24 members of the Baton Rouge Green Board of Directors (with the remaining two having been submitted electronically) regarding the above referenced project. Baton Rouge Green staff is represented here as well. We ask that all these comments be recorded in the Stage 1 […]

Jessica Eberhard

Comment: One of the things that makes Baton Rouge Beautiful is all of its trees. Baton Rouge Green has worked hard to extend that beauty around the city, including our highways. The trees are also valuable due to their environmental benefits. In designing and carrying out this highway project, I implore you to: 1) Aim […]

Lindsay Heck

Comment: Save the trees 🙂 Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Andrew Crawford

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 […]