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Road Construction on Essen between I 10 and Perkins

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana DOTD expects the road widening on Essen to be done by the end of the month. 

The project is part of a 2 phase plan that began back in 2005. The 12 million dollar project widened the mile long portion of Essen between I 10 and Perkins. 

Business owners and drivers said their lives would be easier because of the completion of the project. Some said they could already see a drastic difference.

Clayton Weeks of Capital Cyclery said their business felt the effects of the heavy construction, because people couldn't get into their parking lot over the last 4 months. He said they understand the temporary inconvenience and will be thankful for the progress in the long run. 


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