Central Thruway expected to open by fall
CENTRAL, La. - A new four-lane road from Interstate 12 to the heart of Central will be opened by early fall, creating faster access to the newest city in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The Advocate reports the Central Thruway is part of the city-parish's Green Light Plan, funded by a half-cent sales and use tax approved in 2005. Work on the project started in 2008, said John Snow, spokesman for the Green Light Plan.
The 4.1-mile, $61.5 million highway includes seven bridges, Snow said.