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DOTD holds meeting about I-10 improvements, postpones Tuesday's meeting

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The public had another chance to weigh in on talks about adding lanes to Interstate 10 as it runs through the heart of Baton Rouge. 

The proposed expansion runs from LA 415 in Port Allen to Essen Lane. 

The gathering for DOTD's meeting Monday night was at McKinley Middle School. 

Transportation leaders are taking the top recommendations from experts and letting the public chew on them. 

"We took those alternatives and looked at them and refined them and came up with some ideas that will help improve the I-10 corridor, and so we're presenting those here tonight," said DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett. "So it's part of the process to gather information from the public, from the community and then take that next step to find out what alternative is going to give us the most bang for our buck."

Mallet said that the DOTD I-10 meeting scheduled for Tuesday night in Addis has been postponed due to the threat of severe weather. He said they are hoping to get the same site at Addis Community Center for a makeup date that will be announced. 

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