Essen Lane at I-10
Project Overview:With more than 55,000 daily drivers, the busy and heavily traveled segment of Essen Lane between Perkins Road and Jefferson Highway/Interstate 12 serves as an important link to many residents, businesses and healthcare facilities in the area. In particular, Essen Lane at Interstate 10 currently experiences a great deal of congestion during weekday peak driving periods – due in part to the volume of motorists entering and exiting the interstate at Essen Lane.
This interchange improvements project, which runs along Essen Lane from just south of United Plaza Boulevard to the bridge at Ward’s Creek, will add two turn lanes onto I-10 to provide dual left-turns for southbound and northbound Essen Lane. In addition, one lane will be added to the I-10 eastbound on and off ramps, one lane will be added to the westbound on-ramp, and signalization improvements will be incorporated to Essen’s intersection with Essen Park Avenue, as well as the two on- and off-ramps.
The City of Baton Rouge is closely coordinating efforts on this project with DOTD, which is overseeing a separate but related project to widen approximately one mile of Essen Lane from Perkins Road to Interstate 10 to six lanes with a continuous two-way center turn lane that will tie into the improvements included in this Green Light Plan project. DOTD anticipates construction to begin on this project in the first quarter of 2015. For updates on this project, along with additional information on how the City of Baton Rouge is working with DOTD as one team to improve this highly-utilized corridor of Essen Lane, please visit http://www.dotd.la.gov/essen.
Project No: 06-CS-HC-0033
Project Limits: : Essen Lane at Interstate 10, from the bridge at Essen lane and Ward’s Creek to United Plaza Boulevard South.
Project Budget: $4,220,506.00
Construction Amount: $2 to 3 million
Project Progress: The project is complete.
Project Look Ahead:
Design Engineer: Shread-Kuyrkendall & Associates
Construction Start Date: 3/2/2015
Construction End Date: 12/28/2015
Construction Duration: 150
This information was last updated on 3/1/2017 5:29:44 PM