DOTD planning to add flyover ramps to College Drive to help ease heavy traffic

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More and more projects are coming along here in the Capital City all in efforts to clear up that heavy traffic.

DOTD issued a notice of intent for new flyover ramps from both 1-10 and 1-12 to College Drive east of the interstate split.

This project is all part of the overall I-10 widening project that will extend from the Mississippi River Bridge to Essen Lane.

Other associated work with the flyover may include sound walls, retaining walls, interstate lighting.

There’s typical morning and afternoon congestion around the I-10/12 split for daily commuters, and drivers trying to get off on College can also cause major backups.

“To merge the I-10/I-12 merge, you’re in the far left lane. If you want to get off on college, you have to cross two or three lanes to get over. What this is going to do is have an exit for when you come over that flyover, it’s going to drop you off at College, a designated exit,” says DOTD Communications Director Rodney Mallett.

The estimated cost of the project is around $45 million dollars.

The department says the project will be completed no later than August 2020.

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