BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More roads will need to be closed in downtown Baton Rouge to accommodate large equipment that will be necessary for the remedial work required at the library.
The closure includes the following locations:
- The St. Louis Street crossover on North Boulevard in Town Square (starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27)
- North Boulevard Town Square and the Galvez Plaza Stage
- St. Louis Street at its intersection with North Boulevard
- St. Louis Street between Government Street and City Hall will temporarily become a two-way street
The Washer Hill Lipscomb Cabaniss, llc (WHLC) design team is heading up the repair work.
It was December 2016 when officials began the process of demolished the old library and began construction on what will be the new downtown library. The estimated cost for the entire project is $19 million. So far, $11.68 million has already been paid to the contractors. About $5.15 million has yet to be paid for the work. Another nearly $2 million will be leftover to spend on furnishings and technology.
The library construction is expected to be completed by summer 2018.