Officers to have a good time completion of I-10 widening challenge with Monday morning ribbon reducing ceremony


BATON ROUGE – After almost two years of labor, as of Monday, Oct. 26 the I-10 Widening Mission is full.

Each space officers and drivers aren’t solely respiratory a sigh of aid, however celebrating on the information.

An official celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a ribbon reducing ceremony that can be attended by Governor John Bel Edwards. 

The much-anticipated challenge resulted within the enlargement of a six-and-a-half-mile stretch from Highland to LA 73 from 4 lanes to 6, in addition to the reconstruction of the I-10 overpass above Highland Street.

Development started again in 2018 with Spring initially focused as a completion date. However climate and CVID issues briefly disrupted plans, transferring the completion date to October. 

“We’re enthusiastic about that. It’s estimating to avoid wasting about quarter-hour on commutes from Baton Rouge to Ascension and vice versa,” Dr. Wilson informed WBRZ.

The $72 million enlargement was executed as a design-build challenge, a supply methodology that enables the contractor and designer to work concurrently. DOTD defined this method aided in dashing up the method from its planning levels to precise completion.

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