I-10 Corridor Study

DOTD I-10 Corridor Study


I-10 Corridor Improvement Study Stage 1 Planning/Environmental Analysis
SPN H.004100.2 Federal Aid Project No. H004100

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and the I-10BR Project Team will conduct three Public Meetings to discuss proposed improvements to the I-10 Corridor, from LA 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish to Essen Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit public comment on the project.

This project is currently in the planning stage (Stage 1). Represnetatives of the project team will be present to recieve comments and answer questions related to the Stage 1 Planning/Environmental Analysis. Residents are encouraged to attend one of the three meetings to provide critical input; all three meetins will provide the same information. Interested parties need only attend one of the following:

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McKinley Middle Magnet School
1550 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00pm
Addis Community Center
7520 Hwy 1 South
Addis, LA 70710

Thursday, August 30, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00pm
Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Members of the public may arrive at any time during the meetings. The LADOTD and project team will present information at the start of the meeting and the same information will be provided in a taped presentation that will play continuously throughout the meetings. Each meeting will offer interactive exercises where the public can submit their input on community connections and context sensitive solutions. Representatives of the LADOTD and the project team will be present to answer questions about the planning effort.

Verbal comments can be recorded at the meeting. Written statements can be submitted at the meeting, mailed to the address shown below, or submitted via email to info@i10br.com. All comments must be received or postmarked by September 11, 2018to become part of the official meeting transcript.

Should anyone require special assistance due to a disability to participate in this meeting, please contact Franklin Associates at the address shown below, or by telephone at 225.389.6518, at least five working days prior to the meetings

Downloadable Version

As traffic issues continue to rise along the I-10 corridor in the Baton Rouge area, DOTD has opted to re-open discussions within the community regarding finding appropriate solutions to those issues. The current study is the first step in determining the feasibility of any improvements to the area of I-10 between the Mississippi River Bridge and the 10/12 split. The state will work with community residents and merchants to create concepts for improving the corridor, with an open ear toward community ideas.

We encourage the public to visit the project's website www.i10br.com or email info@i10br.com for more information on the project, to submit comments, or to be added to the project-specific community database.

Downloadable PDF Version of the I-10 Corridor Project Study Fact Sheet

I-10 Corridor Improvement Project
State Project No. H.004100
Legacy State Project No. 700-17-0209
Federal Aid Project No. AC-NH-1710(510)

Study Fact Sheet

In the absence of an agreed-upon approach to addressing traffic issues and safety along I-10, the DOTD has opted to open the topic of I-10 improvements, with a goal to develop solutions that are based on community input in response to clearly defined traffic problems.

Status: Traffic data relative to the daily operation of the interstate system within the project area is being collected and analyzed. We intend to present the public with a valid current "snapshot" of traffic conditions during the first round of public meetings in order to provide them with the data they need to help formulate solutions. A database of prospective stakeholders is being compiled. This list will grow during the life of the project with more and more citizens informed of current efforts and future events.

Public Involvement: The state is undertaking this project with a heavy focus on recognizing and engaging the many varied stakeholders that have an interest in the corridor. Our team will work with these stakeholders to create concepts for improving the corridor, with an open mind for community ideas.


Public meetings are tentatively scheduled to occur in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. In the interim, a public opinion survey will be deployed to collect opinions, observations, and usage reports.The survey is scheduled to be available this spring. The results are intended to further assure the project team that study efforts are aligned with public sentiments. A summary of the public opinion survey results will be provided at the public meetings.


Lead Agency: DOTD is leading this effort. The Federal Highway Administration is the lead federal agency.

Consultant Team: DOTD has commissioned the consulting firm of Providence Engineering and Environmental Group LLC (Providence) to lead the first step in determining the feasibility of any improvements. Providence has retained the services of sub consultants including Sigma Consulting Group, Inc. for engineering design, Urban Systems Associates, Inc. for traffic analysis, T.Y. Lin International Group for design assistance, Bowlby & Associates, Inc. for noise and air quality analysis, and Franklin Associates, LLC for government and media relations, and public involvement assistance.


Geographic Scope: I-10 from LA 415 (Lobdell Highway) in West Baton Rouge Parish to the Essen Lane Interchanges of I-10 and I-12 (just east of "the split").

The project area is divided into three segments:

A. LA 415 to the Mississippi River Bridge............................................ (The West Segment)
B. Mississippi River Bridge to Acadian Thruway................................. (The Middle Segment)
C. Acadian Thruway to "the split”......................................................... (The East Segment)
Investments: In the past several years, Louisiana has invested approximately $315 million in improvements to I-10 and I-12 in the Baton Rouge area, and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to finding additional ways to make this corridor safer and more efficient for motorists, while seeking to improve the compatibility of I-10 with the communities through which it passes.


Project Intent: Traffic issues along I-10 through the core of Baton Rouge have been a topic of interest in the area for a number of years. Prior to and post-Hurricane Katrina, discussions regarding improvements to traffic conditions in the Baton Rouge area have not provided clear solutions with which the DOTD could move forward.

For more information please visit www.i10br.com



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