Mall of Louisiana Boulevard among scheduled 2021 MOVEBR projects

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 21 MOVEBR projects are set to begin next year, according to the mayor’s office.

The mayor’s office provided a list of those projects that are scheduled to start in 2021:

Capacity Projects

  • Mall of Louisiana Boulevard (Picardy-Perkins Connector)
  • Pecue Lane (Perkins Road – Airline Highway)
  • Ben Hur Realignment at Nicholson Drive
  • Dijon Avenue Phase 2 (Midway – Bluebonnet Boulevard)
  • Midway (Dijon Avenue Phase 2 – Picardy)
  • Old Hammond Highway Segment 2 (Millerville Road – O’Neal Lane)
  • South Choctaw Drive (Flannery Road – Central Thruway)

Corridor Enhancements

  • MacHost Road

Signalization Projects

  • Three Fiber Installation Projects

Sidewalk Projects

  • 72nd Avenue Sidewalks, Phase 1 (Scenic Highway – I110)
  • 72nd Avenue Sidewalks, Phase 2 (I110 – Plank Road)
  • Centurion Avenue Sidewalks (O’Neal Lane – Crossbow Drive)
  • Mullen Drive Sidewalks (Honey Drive – Perkins Road)

 ADA Projects

  • One project starting in Summer 2021
  • Five projects starting in Fall 2021 

“In 2020, our community came to a halt with the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the challenges our community faced, the City-Parish utilized the opportunities presented by reduced traffic on our roadways to make considerable progress within our MOVEBR program,” said Mayor Broome. “The signalization projects have produced great results, giving our traffic engineers the ability to synchronize signals on major corridors to keep traffic moving, and we began our first construction projects. I am excited to see us continue this trend of advancement in 2021.”

As part of MOVEBR in 2020, the mayor’s office broke down what construction activities took place:

  • Moved 26 projects into planning
  • Moved 22 into engineering procurement
  • Moved 18 into design
  • Construction started on three projects

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