- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Whether an $800 million “inner loop” toll road proposal around Baton Rouge is feasible enough to keep pursuing will be up for discussion on Oct. 20 by a key state committee.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1FwnVyQ) the long-shot plan, which surfaced in January, is called the Baton Rouge Urban Renewal and Mobility Plan.

It would link interstates 10, 12 and 110 as well as U.S. 61 and U.S. 190 in a high-speed route around always-congested Baton Rouge.

The little-known Louisiana Transportation Authority, which reviews megaproject proposals, then authorized the state Department of Transportation and Development to launch an economic feasibility study.

The nine-member panel can toss out the plan, call for more time to review it or conclude that it should move to the next step, which would be for DOTD to advertise for proposals.


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