Archives: Comments

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 […]

Peggy Coates

Comment: We are so fortunate to have a non-profit organization like Baton Rouge Green that promotes the conservation and planting of native trees in the greater Baton Rouge community. Baton Rouge Green has successfully partnered with DOTD and corporate partners for decades to reforest our roadway corridors and maintain them. These trees are now providing […]

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.

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 […]

Pamela Bordelon

Comment: PLEASE do everything possible to protect the trees along I-10 during the upcoming widening project. It has taken years for them to grow and they do so much to improve the city’s landscape. Don’t go back in time — go forward!! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy […]

Doughty Barnedoe

Comment: Cannot imagine driving that route without seeing trees. Please 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.

John Bateman

Comment: Please save as many mature trees as possible during the widening of 1-10 in BTR. Out of town friends praise BTR for the canopy of trees surrounding parts of I-10. Please budget a suffice to amount to replace any destroyed/damaged in this process. Please plan to work 24 hours a day like the outstanding […]

Christine Bonine

Comment: Please find a place to plant the trees on I-10 when construction is underway. Please replant 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.

Deborah Roe

Comment: 3. INTERSTATE EXCHANGES WILL INDEED ALLEVIATE CONGESTION BUT THEN YOU BUILD CONGESTION BACK IN WHEN YOU WIDEN THE INTERSTATE. THE TWO WORK AT CROSS PURPOSES. Response: Thank you for your comment. Traffic studies are incomplete at this time, but demonstrate that this project is needed in concert with other projects in order to fully […]

Kamran Abdollahi, Ph.D.

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure and critical and significantly valuable to me. 2) DOTD must allocate adequate funds and budget for comprehensive management for our valuable green infrastructure as a crucial component of the I-10 widening project. Including tree replacement and arboricultural care. 3) Economic and ecological value of trees within […]

Joe Alton

Comment: In an effort to recover the loss of ecological and environmental services that trees provide, all trees removed during the I-10 corridor improvement should be allowed for and replaced at a ratio of 3:1. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where possible in coordination […]

anonymous

Comment: It is inconceivable to me that DOTD would even consider REMOVING TREES that have been deliberately purchased, planted and nurtured as they mature!!! Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me and the citizenry of baton rouge and of course to the planet!!! At the very least, DOTD must […]

Coleman Brown

Comment: 35. Will there be any changes on the ground local road network as a result of the Terrace Street exit? Response: While not part of this project, the new Terrace Street exit may result in modifications at Terrace and Braddock, relative to whether a roundabout is constructed at that location.

Phillip Lillard

Comment: 1. Make upgrades in West Baton Rouge as planned. 2. In Baton Rouge: a. Eliminate Washington Street Exit and extend new lane from bridge to Dalrymple Dr on Eastbound. b. Add lane from College Drive to Acadian Thruway on Westbound I-10 c. Leave the Highland Road exit from bridge as it currently is. Response: […]