- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge area residents have gotten their first chance to sound off on a state proposal to widen Interstate 10.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1L0dn7G) the plan, which was offered by the top official of the state Department of Transportation and Development Monday night, would add a lane in each direction between the I-10 Mississippi River bridge and the I-10/12 split at a cost of up to $350 million.

Amiee deWit, who lives near the Perkins Road overpass area, said she was especially encouraged to hear that, if new lanes are added along the 4-mile corridor, much of the work could be done within the existing right of way.

DOTD Secretary Sherri LeBas said the hearings are designed to get public input.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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