Archives: Comments

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 […]

Lillian Grossley

Comment: BR’s Interstate system is critical and in need of improvement, however any planned widening efforts must include replacing the trees and shrubs that will be adversely impacted. Trees are critical not only to the artistic appeal for visitors, but they are essential to a healthy community by replacing the carbon monoxide in the air […]

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.

Katheryn Flournoy

Comment: Please budget for the replacement of any trees destroyed during the interstate 10 widening project. It is wonderful DOTD has developed a place to ease our traffic woes. The critical benefits of trees alongside the roadway should be protected. Those trees help prevent flooding by soaking up excess rainwater. They also collect greenhouse gases […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Charles Coates

Comment: Roadway and median trees and other green infrastructure are an essential priority for attractive roadways in Baton Rouge. Accordingly, funds must be included by LADOTD in its project budget for the replacement of all present trees that will be removed during the I-10 Widening project! Additional landscaping also should be provided where appropriate to […]

Ryan Carruth

Comment: Baton Rouge is rapidly developing, and often that means losing the green spaces in our city. Please take care to preserve the greenery our city enjoys! Budget for the replacement of whatever trees are removed. It’s one of the few pleasures we Baton-Rougians have on our daily commute! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees […]

Hays Boyle

Comment: 5. Increase traffic thru our city leading to increased delays caused by accidents, etc., as well as increased use of public resources such as EMS/Fire/Police when these accidents occur. Diverting the non local traffic via a loop or making one lane of our interstate an HOV lane during high traffic hours to encourage carpooling […]

Dawn Harris

Comment: The impact to business and the community of widening this major corridor cannot be overestimated! The daily travel time, the accidents, the lost work time due to the excessive travel time in and out of the city all add up to costs for business and a less desirable community to live in.Trying to hire […]

James Varnado

Comment: Oh, by the way, how about if we take a course — or whoever is doing the synchronization of the lights, is not doing their job. Did they — where did they go to school? Because all over the city, the lights don’t synchronize, not just in certain areas and certain other — all […]

Diane Bynum

Comment: Please do not remove the trees from the green space. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Salavadore Christina, Jr.

Comment: 1 I. What about the trees on Perkins and S. Acadian. Are they being removed and if so what is planned to replace them? Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.