Mayor Broome Announces Completion of MOVEBR Signal Projects

March 06, 2024

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that traffic signal projects have been completed on time to help relieve any stress on surface streets that may result from the state’s project to widen Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. 

“When we kicked off the MOVEBR program, I prioritized the traffic signal projects and asked our staff to coordinate closely with DOTD as they planned the I-10 widening project,” Mayor Broome said. “We knew construction might push more local traffic onto the surface streets and I wanted to make sure we were ready.”

Following decades of piecemeal funding and progress toward connecting signals to one another so they can be managed from a central advanced traffic management center, the MOVEBR program has finished the job. 

Prior to the MOVEBR program, East Baton Rouge Parish had communication capability to less than half of the traffic signals the parish manages. The MOVEBR program has installed 176 miles of fiber optic cable so traffic engineers can now adjust signals in real-time.

Mayor Broome and Director of Transportation and Drainage Director Fred Raiford led a tour of the Advanced Traffic Management Center on Harding Boulevard and reported on the completion of numerous MOVEBR signalization improvements, including the installation of:

  • 176 miles of new fiber optic cable
  • 178 new detection devices, 150 signal controllers replaced, and 88 traffic cameras installed
  • 117 uninterruptible power supplies on key corridors to provide battery backup during power outages
  • 440 emergency vehicle preemption systems
  • Hardware and software upgrades at the Advanced Traffic Management Center

“Thanks to the voters of East Baton Rouge Parish, we have built one of the most connected traffic management centers in America managed by the latest technology,” said Mayor Broome.  “I’m proud of the work we have done to get East Baton Rouge Parish moving.”

Civic organizations may schedule a tour of the Advanced Traffic Management Center to see the technology at work by emailing 

For more details on the MOVEBR traffic signal projects visit