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Congestion relief for La. 1

8 months ago Monday, July 28, 2014 8:17:50 PM CDT July 28, 2014 Monday, July 28 2014 Jul 28, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river.

DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board.  System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because of the congestion and kids are forced to wait longer.

Among the solutions traffic engineers are considering is a review of the signal times throughout the La. 1 corridor. Also, more traffic monitoring cameras and traffic message boards will be installed to notify drivers of delays and what is ahead.

Already, the Motorist Assistance Patrol has expended to include areas on La. 1 between US-190 and the Intracoastal Waterway along with La. 415 between US-190 and I-10. The MAP vehicles are used to get stalled vehicles off roads and have primarily been used along I-10.

In a letter to the school system, the Department of Transportation and Development also discussed a study about a new bridge over the Mississippi.

 

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