DOTD announces speed limit increases on I-10 and I-12 in Baton Rouge area
Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:29:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that the speed limit on portions of I-10 and I-12 in the Baton Rouge area will be raised during the next few weeks due to improvements made through projects in the Geaux Wider Program.

Starting Monday, July 20, crews will begin installing signage reflecting the change in speed limit on each section of roadway. The changes include:
  • I-10 from Essen to Siegen from 60 mph to 65 mph
  • I-12 from Sherwood to Range from 60 mph to 65 mph
  • I-12 from Range to Walker from 60 mph to 70 mph
DOTD engineers routinely study speed limits on state maintained roadways. In late 2014, the DOTD traffic engineering office launched a traffic study to help determine the safest and most efficient posted speed limits on I-10 and I-12 since the completion of projects under the Geaux Wider Program. DOTD Secretary Sherri LeBas said: “Our study indicated it is reasonable and prudent to adjust the speed limits on these sections of Interstate. DOTD will work with State Police and local law enforcement to closely monitor safety performance and compliance.”

The Geaux Wider Program is a $341 million multi-year construction initiative designed to increase capacity. It has helped improve safety and enhance mobility on Interstates 10 and 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish and Livingston parishes. To date, three of four projects are completed, with the last section – I-12 from Walker to Satsuma – slated for completion in summer 2015. For more information on projects in the program, visit www.geauxwider.com.