Residents get their voices heard about proposed construction
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33)- The proposed I-ten interchange at Pecue Lane is discussed at a community meeting this evening.
Local residents, who live near the proposed interchange, were given an opportunity to view and ask questions about the seven different interchange alternatives.
One of the them is a diamond interchange similar to the I-12 and Sherwood Forest intersection. Another option is a loop similar to tyhat on I-12 in Millerville. A third possibily is a roundabout, which is popular in Europe and is gaining in popularity in Louisiana, according to Green Light planned Program Project Manager Shaun Sherrow. Sherrow is spearheading the Pecue Interchange construction project.
The Pecue Lane Project is funded with Green Light funds. This money was made available through a 2005 voter approved half cent "pothole tax". Though there is word that Green Light funds are running low, Sherrow says there is enough money available to build the interchange. The total Pecue Project is estimated to cost between 45 and 50 million dollars, with construction expected to be around 20 million dollars.