Baton Rouge Receives Extra Cash for New Projects

POSTED: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 4:50pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:48pm

Some extra cash from the metro council will give the Capital City a push in a new direction.Four and a half million dollars in surplus funds will go towards a new town square, shelters for bus routes, and bike path projects. Almost two million of those dollars will be used for landscaping, lighting and street furniture for the town square -- which will be a venue for concerts and festivals. The money will also go towards building ew sidewalks and pedestrian crossings in North Baton Rouge. Bike lovers will get their own lanes near the LSU lakes.