BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday as efforts to alleviate East Baton Rouge traffic woes continue.
Mayor-President of Louisiana Kip Holden hosted the ceremony Thursday morning in the project right-of-way area near First Baptist Church of Central to celebrate the opening of the new four-lane roadway and upgrades on Sullivan Road.
"This project was essential due to the significant growth experienced in this area of our Parish, and with growth comes a corresponding need for supporting infrastructure," Mayor-President Holden said. "The improvements included in the Sullivan Road project serve as a key catalyst in creating the additional capacity that is so desperately needed by commuters throughout the parish and residents of this area, and furthermore, are a great example of increasing the connectivity throughout the entire parish to truly form one Baton Rouge."
The $25.8 million project expanded Sullivan Road from two lanes up to four with a raised median. Several curves were re-aligned to ensure safety among drivers.
Additional turning lanes were also added at Sullivan Road at Lovett Road, and Sullivan Road at Wax Road.
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