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A Message from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

2022 Will Be a Busy Year for the MOVEBR Program

As we complete the first quarter of 2022, I want to give you an update on what you can expect to see this year in the MOVEBR Program. As you will read in this newsletter, we have already held five public meetings since January to get public input on projects in the design phase.

In addition to having completed four MOVEBR projects, we have 18 projects under construction, and we will soon select design consultants for another 4-6 projects from our list of Prioritized Projects. Several other projects will move into right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation, in advance of the construction phase.

Also, in 2022, six ADA projects and one bike path will move into construction, along with 13 new projects that will be bid. A complete list of these projects can be viewed here.

From Groom Road in Baker to Lee Drive in south Baton Rouge, and with signal improvements underway throughout the parish, we are building new projects that will help East Baton Rouge traffic and improve mobility in our neighborhoods. I encourage you to sign up and follow the projects that impact your daily commute, follow the MOVEBR program on social media, and stay engaged.

Together, we’re getting East Baton Rouge Parish moving.

Meet the Small Businesses

The MOVEBR program has invited small minority-, woman- and veteran-owned companies to record a brief introductory video message about their companies. The videos are posted in the Small Business Video Library.

MOVEBR Project Pages

Project specific pages have been added to the MOVEBR Project List. The new project specific pages provide project-level updates and an opportunity for the public to submit comments regarding each project. The project specific pages were created to provide the public as much information as possible on each project.

Project Prioritization

The prioritization of more than 50 MOVEBR projects has been released, along with the locations where traffic signal synchronization and sidewalk construction projects are currently underway.

More about Prioritization
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Doing Business with MOVEBR.

As the MOVEBR program implements transportation and infrastructure improvements across East Baton Rouge Parish, a wide variety of opportunities will occur for businesses to participate in the process. Learn more about doing business with MOVEBR: Pre-Construction, Construction, Small Business Outreach and Professional Services.

SBO

To promote a vibrant economy and strong small businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish, the Small Business Outreach (SBO) Initiative has been established as a critical component of MOVEBR. It seeks to empower small-, minority-, women-, and veteran-owned companies. Learn more about our SBO Program and sign up to receive updates from our Small Business Outreach Team here. Meet some of these small businesses here.

Have questions?

The MOVEBR Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Program is the most significant transportation infrastructure investment in East Baton Rouge Parish history. The 1/2 cent sales tax proposition was approved by the voters of East Baton Rouge Parish on December 8, 2018. The tax became effective on April 1, 2019 and will continue for 30 years until March 31, 2049. Proceeds of the tax can only be spent on the approved list of projects.

The funding for MOVEBR comes from the collection of ½ cent sales tax (excluding food and drugs) which is to be collected over a period of 30 years.

The MOVEBR Project List outlines all projects approved by voters and their locations, along with links to project specific pages that provide project-level updates.

City-Parish officials and MOVEBR program managers have completed the process of prioritizing the 70 projects involved in the $1 billion road improvement program. The prioritized project list was released on October 30, 2019. View a recap of the October 30, 2019 MOVEBR Prioritization Press Conference here.

Yes, you can receive notifications for specific projects by joining our mailing list on the Contact Us page and signing up for notifications. As project updates are made available, you will receive notifications via email. You can also follow @movebrla at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Yes. The MOVEBR program has a Small Business Outreach (SBO) effort designed specifically to work with small businesses who wish to engage in contracting with the program. The SBO team can be reached through the Small Business Contact Form.

On the MOVEBR website you can visit our mailing list page where you can sign up for newsletters and/or other notifications listed, or you can visit the Contact Us page to submit a question or comment and someone will get back in touch with you a timely manner.

Please contact Mark Armstrong, the Mayor’s Chief Communications Officer, maarmstrong@brla.gov.

The MOVEBR website will be updated with status information on each project, from planning, to design, to construction and completion, and will serve as a main reference point. For notifications of project updates, stakeholders can sign up on the website’s Contact Us page.

The New Capacity and Corridor Enhancement projects are limited to those projects identified in the tax referendum. However, future parish-wide community enhancement projects will be added to the list based on a call for projects by the City-Parish.

Comments and concerns can be provided on the Contact Us page of the website.

A list of companies that have been awarded contracts can be found on the Direct Appointments, Pre-Construction, and Construction Pages for their respective services.

The current status of a project can be found on its specific project page. A list of all project pages can be found on the Project List.

Roundabouts represent a potential solution for intersections with many conflict points. Though not appropriate for all situations, roundabouts reduce vehicle movements across traffic. Read more about Roundabouts here.

Access management is a set of techniques to control access to highways, major arterials, and other roadways. Some access management techniques include J-Turns, Pavement Widening at U-Turns, Bulb-Outs, Medians and Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons (RRFBs). Read more about Access Management here.