Ronald Ray. You want my address? 10771 Misty Hollow, Baton Rouge, 70810. I was reviewing the Baton Rouge interstate widening plans and a lot of it is very, very good, and I think it will be very beneficial, but I do have a couple of comments. One main comment is that the three lanes that come across the bridge need to continue as three lanes. I realize that one of those three lanes coming eastbound, one of those is going to have to exit somewhere before the university lakes. I understand that, but the interstate actually is four lanes wide there. But coming across that — the bridge is three lanes, the interstate I-10 needs to be three lanes all the way through. It will probably have to have a mandatory exit lane. I understand that we can’t get rid of the Washington Street exit, and I’m not trying to, but I’d like to think there’s some way to reconfigure it to where we can still have the Washington Street exit and the Dalrymple Street exit. I’m, I’m not at all sure that doubling up those exits is such a great idea, but if you do that, is there any way to drop that onto the surface, onto the ground, and keep that third lane all the way to the bridge crossing university lake? I think that’s very, very important. I think the three lanes should be continuous from California to – I don’t even know where it goes – Washington
D.C.. And I, and I can’t stress that enough. It needs to be three lanes. It’s just not enough coming across the bridge going from three lanes on the bridge down to two lanes. You’re still going to have the same traffic stall you have right now. It’s going to continue to happen. Please try to figure out a way to keep those three lanes continuous until, at least, I-10 becomes four lanes wide. That way I-110 and I-10 will have time to merge. And I think four lanes is going to have to be enough, but it needs to be three lanes making the turn at the I-10 merge. Okay, so stop.
Traffic Analysis shows that two lanes are required on I-10 Eastbound from the Bridge and two lanes are required from I-110 Southbound to I-10 Eastbound. This configuration makes up the proposed four through lanes on I-10 Eastbound east of the I-10/I-110 Interchange.