BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the MOVEBR Program Management Team broke ground Friday on its newest road expansion project.

The South Choctaw Drive Project will increase vehicular capacity from Flannery Road to the Central Thruway by adding two 12’ travel lanes, 5’ sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, sub-surface drainage, roadway lighting, and an overlay of the existing lanes.

The mayor’s office says when the project is finished, South Choctaw Drive will be four lanes from Airline Highway to Central Thruway. It’s expected to be completed late in 2023.