Plans for I-10 renovations to alleviate highway traffic in Baton Rouge
Known nationally for being a major choke point on I-10, Baton Rouge is slated to receive some relief in coming years. Eastbound Interstate 10 goes down to one lane for a brief period in Baton Rouge upon its merger with southbound I-110, but a solution is on the horizon.
A project to enhance I-10 from the existing Mississippi River Bridge to the I-10/12 split in Baton Rouge is expected to begin in 2019, and will take a minimum of 5 years to complete. The enhancements include various changes depicted below that are intended to add lane capacity and better control access on the interstate. Limited access reduces merging, allowing traffic to flow more smoothly. Keeping I-10 open and operable during the construction period will be a challenge, and will certainly result in more traffic until the completion of the project.
These improvements are long overdue, but it will be a painful multi-year process until the finish line. Be on the lookout for more updates on this project and others so that your businesses can plan accordingly!