Posted: Sep 27, 2012 6:07 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Sep 27, 2012 6:07 PM
GONZALES - An idea to improve transportation along La. 30 and other busy Gonzales streets is in the draft stages.
The plan, called "The Go Program," features 22 separate projects that would cost more than $100 million in all. Right now the Gonzales City Council is looking into grant sources to help cover that cost.
The idea involves building a frontage road along I-10 and widening of La. 30 to four lanes with left-hand turn lanes. The project could change as the city grows, and could also involve a series of roundabouts near the Tanger Outlet area to relieve congestion.
Gonzales resident Dan Causey says there are a lot of changes that need to be made.
"I'd like to see it widened," said Causey. "I'd like to see a decent curb where people are walking and bicycle riders can get off the road."
The program is only in the beginning stages and could take 25 years to complete.