POSTED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:26pm
UPDATED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 6:55pm
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (NBC33) — More opposition to the Baton Rouge Loop Project. Now, it's coming from both the Livingston Parish School Board and the Ascension Parish Council. Those groups voting to oppose the project at their meetings Thursday night.
The Loop is a proposed toll-funded 90 mile stretch of road. The Loop would go through five parishes in the Capitol Area. An official in Ascension Parish says the Council opposed the Loop because the cost of the project was just too high.
"They had questions concerning the long-term financial plan. How it would be paid for and also the routes. It seemed that the routes weren't locking into one exact spot. That's a question some of the councilmen had," says Ascension Parish spokesperson Lester Kenyon.
The Ascension Parish Council says they'd like to build a "West Bank Turnpike" as an alternative link to Interstate 10.