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City leaders set to decide on road plan Wednesday

3 years 2 months 1 week ago March 11, 2014 Mar 11, 2014 Tuesday, March 11 2014 March 11, 2014 9:59 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- City leaders are expected to vote on a measure that could mean more immediate road repairs in two sections of the city.

Wednesday, the metro council has to decide on a road take over plan. It means three streets: Government, parts of Nicholson, and a stretch of River Road would become the city's responsibility in exchange for upgrades and maintenance money.

The state is working on deals with local governments where cities or parishes assume control of current state highways.

It's believed that taking the highways over from the state would allow local authorities to make important repairs faster.

In Baton Rouge, the deal would exchange nearly eleven miles of roads.
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