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BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge authorities are ready to move on to the next step toward construction on the busy I-10 corridor, and they're asking for your input. The Department of Transportation and Development wants frustrated drivers to fill out a survey about driving in the city.

The survey asks multiple choice questions about the busiest times to travel and what roads are the most congested. It also has some open-ended questions to get driver opinions on possible "projects and solutions" to key problem areas around Baton Rouge.

DOTD communications director, Rodney Mallett, says the organization has gotten an overwhelming amount of responses to the survey.

"We have more than 12,000 people who have responded to the survey," said Mallet. "We were hoping for 10,000 and we beat that. It's good to see input, and people who care about their community."

Once the survey is complete, traffic officials and engineers will then complete feasibility studies before presenting a final alternative solution. Afterward, the improvements will require approval and funding before construction on the interstate gets underway.

Monday is the last day to take the survey. It takes about 20 minutes to complete, and you can keep up with the released information from the survey on their Facebook page. You can find the I-10 survey here.

 

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