No work for months on I-10/Pecue Lane interchange
BATON ROUGE- City-parish officials hope work will resume on the Pecue Lane interchange project along I-10 by the fall.
The work on the interchange project began last July, but stopped after the initial phase was complete.
East Baton Rouge Parish transportation chief Fred Raiford said it's an issue of funding. The city-parish is committed to about a $40 million share of the project.
"For six months they were doing a lot of dirt work and all of a sudden it came to a complete stop," said Dal Daigle who lives next to the project.
Daigle hopes it will ease congestion along I-10 in south Baton Rouge but doesn't expect it to be built right away.
"I'm just aggravated and fed up. I don't want to fight the traffic anymore," Daigle said.
The plan is to widen Pecue to four lanes and replace the overpass across I-10 with a diverging diamond interchange.
It would provide direct access to Woman's Hospital and ease congestion for the two nearest interstate exits at Highland Road and Siegen Lane.