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Survey Work To Begin On I-10 In Baton Rouge

Wallis Watkins

Traffic may be slower than normal on the interstate in Baton Rouge over the next few days. Starting Friday, Feb. 16, crews will be out surveying I-10 from the Mississippi River Bridge to Essen Lane. It's part of the state’s proposal to widen the notoriously congested roadway. 

In January, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Transportation announced plans for four major infrastructure projects around the state. In Baton Rouge, the goal is to widen I-10 from the Mississippi River Bridge to where interstates 10 and 12 split. Construction is expected to cost about $350 million.

WRKF's Wallis Watkins spoke with Louisiana Transportation Secretary Shawn Wilson about how the state plans to pay for the road improvements and what drivers can expect to see.