'Road diet' meeting set for Thursday
BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials are expected to give an update on a road project in Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development has been working on the Government Street "road diet" for a more than a year.
DOTD wants to shrink Government down to three lanes between I-110 and Lobdell Boulevard. The new road would contain one travel lane in each direction with a two-way left turn lane in the middle.
Transportation leaders also plan to open a roundabout at Lobdell along with new lanes for pedestrians and cyclists.
DOTD is holding the open house meeting Thursday Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Marquette Avenue. The meeting starts at 4 p.m.