Public Meetings - I-10/I-12 North Bypass - April 12-15
Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 12:00:00 AM

Public Comment Needed on Preliminary Baton Rouge North Bypass Alignments

CONTACT: Ron Crum, Vice President, URS Corporation
Phone: (225) 231-5757 (direct) | (225) 922-4450 (Switchboard)


Baton Rouge – The Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC) in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) have scheduled public meetings to solicit input on preliminary alignments developed for the proposed north bypass that would connect Interstate 10 in the west and Interstate 12 in the east.


Livingston Parish
April 12, 2004 6 - 8 P.M.

North Park Recreation Center
South Conference Room
30372 Eden Church Road
Denham Springs , LA 70726

West Baton Rouge Parish
April 13, 2004 6 - 8 P.M.

West Baton Rouge Community Center
749 North Jefferson Avenue
Port Allen , LA 70767

East Baton Rouge Parish
April 14, 2004 6 - 8 P.M.

Southern University
School of Nursing Auditorium
Building 170, Swan Street
Southern University Campus
Baton Rouge , LA 70713

East Baton Rouge Parish
April 15, 2004 6 - 8 P.M.

Central High School Theatre
10200 East Brookside Drive
Baton Rouge , LA 70818

     The meetings will provide an opportunity for Baton Rouge residents to learn about the bypass study underway and provide comment on the preliminary alignments that have been developed. The best bypass alignment will not only provide needed transportation benefits, but will not cause unacceptable impacts to the environment and communities.

     The study, being prepared by URS Corporation of Baton Rouge, LA , was recently initiated by the CRPC, to determine if construction of the bypass would be economically feasible, and also identify the primary environmental issues that could be encountered.

     Representatives of the CRPC and consultant study team will be available at the public meetings to answer questions and receive comments.

     The Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC) is a regional, multi-jurisdictional agency tasked with transportation planning and programming for the expenditure of state and federal transportation funds.  The CRPC is mandated by federal and state law to provide a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process in order for federal and state transportation funds to be spent in the Baton Rouge area.   The CRPC annually establishes project priorities, which are considered by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development when programming state and federal transportation funds.