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New exit to be built Interstate 12 westbound at Essen Ln

2 years ago Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:16:23 PM CDT May 23, 2012 Wednesday, May 23 2012 May 23, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development announced plans to add an exit on Interstate 12 at Essen Lane.

State engineers call it a flyover ramp that will feed southbound Essen Lane. Traffic will exit a ramp that would be built above the existing Essen overpass. It would then cross back over the interstate before connecting with new lanes.

The project adds a third lane southbound on Essen all the way to Interstate Ten.

The flyover ramp could look a lot like the exit that connects I-12 to I-10.

DOTD said studies show Drusilla Lane gets swamped with traffic daily, and Jefferson Highway and Essen stack up as a result. 

The state calls Essen a critical medical corridor, and the project will help response times for EMS, fire and police.

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