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New I-10 study: A new Mississippi River Bridge could be discussed

New I-10 study: A new Mississippi River Bridge could be discussed

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A new Mississippi River Bridge just south of Baton Rouge is one of the ideas to be discussed late this month and early next month during a series of public meetings all centered around the traffic on I-10.

More than 12,000 drivers from 13 states responded to an online survey launched by the Department of Transportation and Development.

The public meetings, headed by DOTD and Engineering firms, look to get more feedback about the gridlock that often stalls the stretch from LA 415 in West Baton Rouge to Essen Lane.

A feasibility study will be completed in spring 2016 will determine if a more in-depth study should be conducted later in 2016.

DOTD launched the current feasibility study about nine months ago.

The public meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, at the Baton Rouge River Center; Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the West Baton Rouge Community Center; and Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Crowne Plaza.

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