Do you want to see lighter traffic on the interstates in Baton Rouge?
So do I. And we may be well on the way to something being done about it. No, I’m not talking about a loop, or another bridge (though both of those things are needed). We all know those talks net us nothing. What I’m talking about is a new interstate. A group called the Youth Infrastructure Coalition is pushing for I-14 to run from west Texas to Augusta, Georgia. The proposed route would cut through central Louisiana near Alexandria.
You may be thinking, “big whoop. How does that help here?” Well, what is you could reduce the number of 18-wheelers on I-10 & I-12 by about ten percent? Wouldn’t the effects of that do a lot to lighten traffic in town? When you consider how many truckers crisscrossing the nation are funneled through Baton Rouge, you have to think it would be to their benefit and ours to avoid the delays and stoppages we face every day.
While filling in for Clarence, I talked to Frank Lumpkin from the coalition about their plan, how far along it is, and the likelihood of it coming to fruition.
This group has a great video, which I’ve blogged about before, give it a look and see if you agree.