Baton Rouge leaders are moving forward on the MovEBR project. Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council approved contracts for Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s MovEBR plan. The road project is expected to make traffic better as well as improve road capacity and traffic flow in the capital city. “Anytime you get on the interstate you’re basically just
“Anytime you get on the interstate you’re basically just doing a crap shoot. You’re gonna get stuck in traffic somewhere along 10,” says driver Michael Vallien.
Back in December of 2018 voters agreed to pay for the project through a half-cent sales tax increase over the next 30 years. Now, the city has completed negotiations with firms Stantec and CSRS to perform the work. Council members voted 7-4 for the approval.
to perform and oversee the work.