EBR completes ‘Green Light’ construction on Staring Lane
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — Drivers in East Baton Rouge Parish might see an improvement in their daily commutes if they use the Staring Lane corridor.
On Wednesday, July 9, Mayor-President Kip Holden will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of this significant portion of the Green Light Plan, an effort to upgrade roads in EBR.
"Staring Lane is one of the busiest roadways in East Baton Rouge Parish and has been in desperate need of capacity improvements for many years,” said Holden. “The end result is a wider, safer and greatly improved Staring Lane that will serve the citizens of Baton Rouge for many years to come.”
J.B. James Construction, LLC completed the $27.8 million construction project by widening the road from a two-lane, undivided roadway to a four-lane roadway. Other improvements include six-foot sidewalks on each side, a raised grass median, upgraded traffic signals, and easier access at key intersections.
The project also featured major upgrades to the sewer system, and the bridge over Dawson Creek was replaced with two new bridges for southbound and northbound traffic.