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Better Transportation and Roads website launched

8 months 4 days 12 hours ago Wednesday, August 16 2017 Aug 16, 2017 August 16, 2017 8:46 AM August 16, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE-Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced the launch of the Better Transportation and Roads plan website.

At www.brgov.com/btr, residents can view details on the BTR project list, project map and public meeting schedule. Constituents will also be able to provide feedback on the plan via the site or by emailing BTRPlan@brgov.com.

“It is important that we provide real-time data and a convenient way for residents to relay comments and suggestions on the BTR plan,” said Broome. “This website is just one of a number of ways my administration is working to keep the community informed about projects that can positively impact residents and their families.”

The BTR plan was introduced in July. A proposed parish-wide five-mill property tax over 30 years will fund an estimated $445 million in regional area improvements that include constructing new public roads, improving existing corridors with increased mobility, constructing community enhancement road projects and improving the advanced traffic management center.

The property tax would also free up the existing half-cent sales tax exclusively for repair and improvement of existing roads in and around the cities of Baton Rouge, Baker, Central and Zachary.

Following scheduled public meetings, the Metro Council will decide if a resolution to rededicate the existing half cent sales tax and for a new property millage tax will be added to voters’ ballots in the Nov. 18 election.

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