I-12 widening between Juban Road and Walker now complete
POSTED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 8:41am
UPDATED: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:10pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Governor Bobby Jindal has announced the opening of six lanes of traffic on 1-12 between Juban Road and La 447 (Walker South Road) at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Livingston Parish.
The project to widen 3.2 miles of I-12 from four to six lanes received $21.9M in funding.
Governor Jindal said, “Since 2008, we’ve invested an unprecedented $5.6 billion on projects to improve our state’s infrastructure. We’ve committed these dollars because we know it is critical for our infrastructure to keep up with the continued growth of the Capital Region, and this project helps us ensure we have the infrastructure needed to spur more economic growth. This widening project will speed up commutes for area residents on I-12, making this region more attractive for businesses that want to invest and create jobs, and most importantly, it will make this route safer for Louisiana families.”
This is the third project launched to widen I-12 in the Baton Rouge area under the Geaux Wider Program.
DOTD moves forward with plans to continue widening I-12. The department has accepted bids on a $26.5 million project to widen the itnerstate from four to six lanes between Walker and just past Satsuma. Construction on this segment will begin in February 2014 and will take approximately one year to complete.