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Edwards meets with engineers to help fix BR traffic nightmare


Gov. John Bel Edwards talked to experts Friday about how to improve traffic in Baton Rouge.

He met with engineers who work in transportation for the Critical Issues Summit at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Edwards said he spent a majority of his time with President Barack Obama telling him about Baton Rouge’s traffic nightmare and how it comes down to only one lane only. 

He said that Thursday night he had already heard back from the White House, promising federal funds and help to fix the problem.

Edwards also said this year's budget that ends on June 30 is short by $750 million, while next year's budget, which starts on July 1, is short by $1.9 billion.

"I'm going to propose some things you're not going to like," Edwards said. "I'm going to propose some things I'm not going to like."

 He added the state is going to pull itself out of this ditch and have great days in Louisiana again.

He also took time after the meeting to answer a few questions.

Look for a full report later in the day.

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