MOVEBR Concept Reports

The MOVEBR program’s directive is to implement the projects in the tax plan approved by voters in December 2018. The Program Management Team initiated this effort in 2019 by developing initial concept reports for each project. To do so, the team reviewed and investigated existing project site conditions, potential drainage and green infrastructure solutions, environmental resources, utilities considerations and land use/right-of-way considerations for each of the 60+ listed MOVEBR projects to develop potential typical sections using Complete Streets principles. The concept reports provide basic information and general concepts which are not indicative of final project design. The design of the projects will be refined as more information is collected and analyzed as part of the design phase.

 

72nd Avenue Sidewalks (I-110 to Plank Rd.)

Project Type: Community Enhancement Road Project

Current Phase: Design

District: 10

Description: This project is proposed to add sidewalks to each side of 72nd Avenue between I-110 and Plank Road, providing pedestrian access to BREC Scotlandville Parkway, ExxonMobil YMCA and Winnfield Funeral Home. Design will be coordinated with the MOVEBR project, Plank Road Corridor Enhancement.

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72nd Ave. Sidewalks (Scenic Hwy. to I-110)

Project Type: Community Enhancement Road Project

Current Phase: Design

District: 10

Description: This project is proposed to reconstruct sidewalks on each side of 72nd Avenue between Scenic Hwy (US 61) and I-110, providing pedestrian access to Banks Elementary School, BREC Scotlandville Parkway, Readiness Superintendent’s Academy and churches along the corridor.

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Airline Highway, North (Florida Boulevard - Interstate110)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 5, 6, 7, 10

Description: The proposition scope of work includes additional lane capacity. Airline Highway from Florida Boulevard to I-110 is generally a four-lane, divided roadway with wide shoulders. The corridor is a commercial corridor with no pedestrian accommodations. There is an at-grade railroad crossing. The proposed project is to add an additional lane in each direction for the length of the corridor. Depending on the land use, geometry and right of way available, either shoulder or curb and gutter will be provided.

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Airline Highway, South (Parish Line – Bluebonnet Boulevard)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 8, 9, 10

Description: The proposition scope of work includes additional lane capacity. Airline Highway from the Parish line to Bluebonnet Boulevard is generally a four-lane, divided roadway with wide shoulders. The corridor is commercial in nature with no pedestrian accommodations. The proposed project is to add an additional lane in each direction for the length of the corridor. Depending on the land use, geometry and right of way available, either shoulder or curb and gutter will be provided.

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Antioch Road (Jefferson Highway to Tiger Bend Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 9

Description: The proposition scope of work includes safety, mobility, turning lane and drainage. Antioch Road is two-lanes with open ditches and no paved shoulders. There is residential with mixed commercial development on both sides of the roadway. The proposed roadway may be a three-lane section with shared use paths and a closed drainage system on each side.

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Ardenwood Drive - Lobdell Boulevard Connector (BRCC)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 6

Description: The Ardenwood Drive – Lobdell Boulevard connector will be a new road within the proposed Ardendale development as provided by the scope of work in the proposition. The proposed section is a two-lane subdivision-type street with pedestrian accommodations within the right of way.

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Ben Hur Road Realignment/Nicholson Drive Intersection

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Right-of-Way Acquisition

District: 3

Description: The proposition scope of work includes intersection improvements. Ben Hur Road intersects Nicholson Drive on the south side at a 41 degree angle, creating safety concerns. The project will realign Ben Hur at this intersection, creating a relocated at-grade crossing with the railroad track and provide access from Ben Hur Road to the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute.

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Bluebonnet Boulevard (Perkins Road to Picardy Avenue)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 11

Description: The proposition scope of work includes additional lane capacity in each direction. Bluebonnet Boulevard has two lanes in each direction. Pedestrian facilities are interspersed throughout the corridor. and there is commercial development abutting the corridor. The proposed project is to add an additional travel lane in each direction and provide for connected pedestrian facilities throughout the corridor.

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Bluebonnet Boulevard Sidewalks (N. Mall Dr. to Bluebonnet Centre Blvd.)

Project Type: Community Enhancement Road Project

Current Phase: Planning

District: 11

Description: This project is proposed to enhance pedestrian mobility by constructing sidewalks on each side of Bluebonnet Boulevard, providing pedestrian access to the Mall of Louisiana and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, as well as various other commercial developments from N. Mall Dr. to Bluebonnet Centre Blvd. Design will be coordinated with MOVEBR projects Dijon Drive Phase II and Bluebonnet Blvd. (Perkins Rd. to Picardy Avenue), as well as current and future City of Baton Rouge infrastructure improvements.

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Centurion Ave. (O’neal Lane to Crossbow Drive)

Project Type: Community Enhancement Road Project

Current Phase: Planning

District: 9

Description: This project will enhance pedestrian mobility by connecting existing sidewalk at O’neal Lane on both sides of Centurion Ave. to Crossbow Dr. This segment of roadway is the entrance to a residential subdivision.

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Claycut Rd. (S. Foster Dr. to Jefferson Hwy.)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

District: 11

Description: This project proposes to enhance pedestrian and potentially bicycle mobility as well as provide drainage and signalized intersection improvements along Claycut Rd. between S. Foster Dr. and Jefferson Hwy. This project will also improve pedestrian access to residential homes, apartments and Westdale Middle School.

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College Dr. Corridor Enhancement (Perkins Rd. to I-10)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

District: 12

Description: This project is to provide access management, signalization and capacity improvements along College Dr. This project will also enhance pedestrian mobility and transit accommodations. There is currently a state Design-Build RFP to construct a flyover exit ramp from I-10 westbound to College Dr. that will need to be coordinated within the planning of this project. In addition, a future state design project to widen I-10 that will also need to be incorporated into the planning of this project.

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Dijon Ave Phase II (Midway – Bluebonnet Boulevard)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Right-of-Way Acquisition

District: 11

Description: The proposition scope of work includes four-lane boulevard with curb and gutter. Dijon Avenue Phase II is a new roadway, beginning at the end of Dijon Phase I and intersecting with Bluebonnet Boulevard at a signalized intersection. The MOVEBR Midway Project No. 28 intersects Dijon Avenue Phase II. The proposed roadway is a four-lane boulevard section with a median and sidewalks on both sides

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Drusilla Ln. (Jefferson Hwy. to Old Hammond Hwy.)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

District: 11

Description: This project is proposed to provide access management and turning lane improvements along Drusilla Ln. This project is also proposed to enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility.

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Elm Grove Garden Sidewalks Ph. 1 & 2 (Blount Rd. to Rosenwald Rd.)

Project Type: Community Enhancement Road Project

Current Phase: Design

District: 2

Description: This project proposes to enhance pedestrian mobility by constructing new sidewalks along each side of Elm Grove Garden Dr. from Blount Rd. to Rosenwald Rd. This project will improve access to public transit, medical, recreational and educational facilities in the area.

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Flannery Road (Old Hammond Highway – Florida Boulevard)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 4

Description: The proposition scope of work for Flannery Road is safety, mobility, turning lanes and drainage. Flannery Road is currently two lanes with open ditches and no paved shoulders. Both sides of the roadway are developed. A BREC park is on the west side of the roadway near Old Hammond Highway. The corridor from Goodwood Boulevard to Old Hammond Highway is part of the MOVEBR Project No. 34, Old Hammond Highway Segment 1. Potential improvements could include a two-lane boulevard section with a median, separated bike facility and sidewalk along both sides of the roadway. A closed drainage system will also be considered along both sides.

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Florida Blvd. Corridor Enhancement (I-110 to Airline)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 6, 7, 10

Description: This project is proposed to enhance pedestrian and cyclist mobility. Right-of-way space will be considered to identify opportunities to improve sidewalks and provide bicycle accommodations where feasible as well as improve sidewalk access to current transit stops, thereby enhancing multi-modal access throughout the corridor. Florida Blvd. is a current bus route and a potential Bus Rapid Transit route. The CATS Bus Terminal at N. 22nd St., which is located along this corridor, is a high pedestrian traffic area. There are several areas with disconnected sidewalks, so sidewalk connectivity is also proposed corridor-wide. High-visibility crosswalks at all intersections and pedestrian countdown signals at signalized intersections will also be considered.

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Greenwell Street at Airline Highway

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 5

Description: The proposition scope of work is intersection improvements. Greenwell Street runs east and west at the intersection with Airline Highway. Greenwell Street is a four-lane, undivided roadway intersecting Airline Highway, a four-lane roadway, with a center turn lane. Proposed improvements could include additional turn lanes, lengthening of turn lanes, access management enhancements and other innovative solutions and safety improvements.

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Groom Rd. (LA 19 to Plank Rd.)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 1, 2

Description: This project is proposed to enhance pedestrian and potentially bicycle mobility for users traveling to the schools and other public facilities along the corridor. Reconfiguring excessively wide travel lanes is one of the main considerations to provide a multi-modal Complete Streets concept. Drainage will be analyzed and improved along the corridor to alleviate known occurrences of flooding in localized areas. High-visibility crosswalks at all intersections and pedestrian countdown signals at signalized intersections will also be considered. This project will be coordinated with the MOVEBR New Capacity Improvements project along McHugh Rd, from Groom Rd. to Lower Zachary.

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Harding Boulevard at Interstate 110 (I-110)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 2

Description: Harding Boulevard runs east and west at the intersection with Interstate-110. Southbound and northbound on- and off-ramps provide access to Harding Boulevard from I-110. Veterans Boulevard is near the intersection and drives some of the traffic in the area, providing access to development such as the Baton Rouge Airport. The proposition identifies the scope of work as intersection improvements. The types of improvements proposed included additional storage lengths, improved safety and enhanced access to I-110.

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Hennessy Boulevard - Perkins Road Connector

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 12

Description: The proposition scope of work includes a railroad underpass. One Perkins Place (Hennessy - Perkins Connector) is a two-lane roadway with an at-grade railroad crossing. Pedestrian facilities are present but not fully connected. The proposed improvements include depressing the roadway under the railroad track to provide separation from the railroad. Shared-use paths are included on both sides of the roadway to Perkins Road.

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Highland Rd. at Pecue Ln.

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 3, 9

Description: This project proposes to improve the existing intersection conditions for Highland Rd. at Pecue Ln. by converting the current three-leg intersection into a roundabout intersection. The project will also consider safety and traffic calming improvements for each approaching leg to the new intersection.

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Highland Road (Perkins Road to Old Perkins Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 3, 9

Description: The proposed scope of work includes intersection/interchange improvements. Highland Road between Perkins Road and Old Perkins intersections is generally two or three lanes in each direction. The I-10 on- and off-ramps are included within the project limits. The proposed project will provide additional capacity for off-ramps and minimize congestion within the corridor.

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Highland Road at Siegen Lane

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 3

Description: The proposition scope of work includes additional turn lane capacity. Highland Road (a two-lane roadway) runs east and west at the intersection with Siegen Lane (to the north)/Burbank Drive (to the south). Siegen Lane/Burbank Drive is a four-lane roadway. The project will address opportunities to increase turn lanes, increase storage lengths and provide additional capacity through the intersection. Potential alternatives could include a roundabout, longer turn lanes, more turn lanes and other innovative solutions.

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Hooper Road Part A (Blackwater Road – Sullivan Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 4

Description: The proposed scope of work identifies four-lane capacity. Hooper Road is a four-lane divided roadway from Blackwater Road to just south of Lansdowne Road where it becomes a two-lane roadway. The four-lane section has shoulders on both sides. There are also open ditches on both sides. The improvements potentially could include a fourlane section to Sullivan Road with a median and sidewalks on each side.

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Hoo Shoo Too Road (Jefferson Highway to Tiger Bend Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 9

Description: The proposition scope of work includes safety, mobility, turning movements and drainage. Hoo Shoo Too Road is two-lanes with open ditches and no paved shoulders. There is residential development on both sides. The potential improvements might include a three-lane roadway with shared-use paths and a closed drainage system on each side.

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Hundred Oaks “Hidden Bike Path” (College Drive to Country Club Drive)

Project Type: Community Enhancement Road Project

Current Phase: Planning

District: 12

Description: The project proposes to enhance mobility by improving the existing Gus Kinchen Trail bike path to a wider path. This path is a neighborhood trail used by Webb Park residents connecting College Drive to Country Club Drive.

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Jefferson Highway at Bluebonnet Boulevard Intersection

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 11

Description: The proposed scope of work includes turning lane extension. Jefferson Highway is a five-lane highway running east and west at the intersection with Bluebonnet Boulevard (a four-lane roadway). The proposed improvements will provide additional storage length and additional capacity in the intersection.

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Jefferson Highway at Corporate Boulevard Intersection

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 11

Description: The proposed scope of work includes turning lane extension. Jefferson Highway is a five-lane highway intersecting Corporate Boulevard (a four-lane roadway) and Old Hammond Highway (a five-lane roadway). The proposed improvements will provide additional storage length and additional capacity in the intersection.

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Jones Creek Road (Tiger Bend Road to Airline Highway)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 9

Description: The proposed scope of work includes a new four-lane roadway. Jones Creek Road is a proposed greenfield project connecting Tiger Bend Road and Airline Highway, crossing Jefferson Highway. The proposed roadway might include a four-lane boulevard with a shared-use path on each side.

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Lee Drive (Highland Road - Perkins Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 12

Description: The proposition scope of work includes capacity and turning movements. Lee Drive is a five-lane section from the intersection with Highland Road for approximately 400 feet and then is a two-lane roadway to Perkins Road. A bridge crosses over Bayou Duplantier just south of Lee High School on the west side of the corridor. From Lee High to Perkins Road, Lee Drive is a residential corridor. Christ Covenant Church is on the east side of the roadway. Several sections will be considered as proposed improvements, the concept included in this report shows a two-lane boulevard down the existing centerline of the roadway.

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MacHost (LA 64 to Pride-Port Hudson)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Design

District: 1

Description: This project proposes to improve existing conditions along MacHost Rd including alignment, sight distance, shoulders and drainage. This project is being designed under the oversight of the City of Zachary.

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McHugh Road (Groom Road to Lower Zachary Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 1

Description: The proposition described this project's scope of work as paving and drainage improvements. McHugh Road is two-lane, rural roadway with minimal development. The majority of the corridor is currently a gravel road. The proposed project is a two-lane road with shoulders and open ditches and shifts to remove some of the existing curvature in the road. The proposed project will provide for an enhanced roadway from Wimbish Road to Lower Zachary Road, to not rebuild the existing roadway from Groom Road to Wimbish Road. A bridge crossing the Comite Diversion is located within the project limits and is being constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mickens Road (Hooper Road - Joor Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 5

Description: The proposed scope of work includes turning lanes, mobility and drainage. Mickens Road is a two-lane roadway with no shoulders or pedestrian facilities. From Hooper Road to Lanier Road there is varied residential development. The potential improvements might include a three-lane section from Hooper Road to Lanier Road with a shared-use path on each side and a closed drainage system. From Lanier Road to Joor Road, the proposed roadway might be two-lanes with a paved shoulder and an open drainage system due to the minimal development in this area.

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Midway (Dijon Avenue Phase II – Picardy Avenue)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 11

Description: The proposed scope of work includes new two-lane roadway. Midway is a greenfield project connecting Picardy Avenue to Dijon Avenue Phase II. The proposed project is a two-lane section with a buffered bike lane and sidewalk on each side.

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Mullen Drive Sidewalks (Honey Dr. to Perkins Rd.)

Project Type: Community enhancement road project

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 3

Description: Mullen Drive is a suburban corridor in south Baton Rouge, LA. This project is proposed to construct sidewalks and subsurface drainage along the existing roadway to enhance pedestrian safety and pavement drainage. Design will be coordinated with the MOVEBR project along Perkins Road from Siegen Lane to Pecue Lane.

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Nicholson Drive Segment 1 (Brightside Drive – Gourrier Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 12

Description: The proposition scope of work includes four-lane capacity. The project corridor is a two-lane undivided highway from Brightside Drive to Gourrier Avenue with open ditches along the roadway. The area is adjacent to LSU and is abutted by a variety of land uses. Railroad tracks are located south of NIcholson Drive along with a shared-use path. The proposed project is a four-lane boulevard with paved shoulders on both the north and south sides.

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Nicholson Segment 2 (Bluebonnet Boulevard - Ben Hur Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 3

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. Nicholson Drive in this corridor is two-lanes with open ditches and paved shoulders. A power line runs along the east side of the corridor and a railroad track along the west side. Pipelines are present along the corridor. The land along this corridor is generally undeveloped. The proposed project considers a four-lane boulevard section with shoulders, converting the existing two-way travel lanes to the westbound travel lanes. A shared-use path is proposed along the east side of the roadway corridor.

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Nicholson Segment 3 (Parish Line to Bluebonnet Boulevard)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 3

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. Nicholson Drive in this corridor is two-lanes with open ditches and paved shoulders. A power line runs along the east side of the corridor and a railroad track along the west side. Pipelines are present along the corridor. The land along this corridor is generally undeveloped. The proposed project considers a four-lane boulevard section with shoulders, converting the existing two-way travel lanes to the westbound travel lanes. A shared-use path is proposed along the east side of the roadway corridor.

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North Blvd. Corridor Enhancement (I-110 to Foster/Florida)

Project Type: Improving Existing Corridors w/ Increased Mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 6, 7

Description: This project proposes to enhance pedestrian and cyclist mobility by reducing the extending the Complete Streets corridor from the Downtown Greenway project eastward into the developed areas along North Blvd. Right-of-way space will be considered for reconfiguring to create bicycle facility space as well as space for enhancement features and continuous sidewalks through the corridor. High-visibility crosswalks at all intersections and pedestrian countdown signals at signalized intersections will also be considered.

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Old Hammond Highway Segment 1 (Boulevard de Province – Millerville Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

Districts: 4, 8

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. Old Hammond Highway from Boulevard de Province to Millerville Road is a two-lane undivided state highway with open ditch drainage throughout except at the Millerville Road intersection area, which includes subsurface drainage. The only sidewalks along the corridor are located near the Millerville Road intersection. The proposed project might include a four-lane boulevard with sidewalks on both sides. A roundabout is proposed at the intersection with Flannery Road. This project includes a portion of Flannery Road from Old Hammond Highway to Goodwood Boulevard.

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Old Hammond Highway Segment 2 (Millerville Road - O'Neal Lane)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Right-of-Way Acquisition

Districts: 4, 8

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. Old Hammond Highway from Millerville Road to O’Neal Lane is a two-lane undivided highway with open ditch drainage throughout except at the Millerville Road and the O’Neal Lane intersections which include subsurface drainage. The only sidewalks along the corridor are located near the intersections. The proposed project section is a four-lane boulevard with sidewalks on both the eastbound and westbound sides.

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Old Hammond Highway Segment 3 (O'Neal Lane to Florida Boulevard)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 4, 9

Description: The proposed scope of work includes additional lane capacity. Old Hammond Highway is a two-lane roadway with open ditches on each side. There are no pedestrian accommodations. The corridor is mainly commercial. The proposed project may include a two-lane boulevard with sidewalks on each side.

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Pecue Lane (Perkins Road - Airline Highway)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Construction

Districts: 9, 11

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane boulevard and I-10 interchange. Pecue Lane from Perkins Road to Jamestown Blvd is a four-lane roadway divided by a median and has subsurface drainage. It then transitions into a two-lane undivided roadway with
open ditch drainage from the Jamestown Boulevard to Airline Highway (U.S. 61) intersection. Turning lane movements exist at the Perkins Road intersection, the Jamestown Boulevard intersection and the Airline Hwy intersection. There is a railroad crossing, one overpass over I-10 and one bridge crossing over Ward Creek. The proposed project will widen Pecue Lane and provided a new interchange with I-10.

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Perkins Road (Pecue Lane – Siegen Lane)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

Districts: 3, 9

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. The project corridor is a two-lane roadway with open ditches along most of the corridor on both sides of the roadway. There are no pedestrian accommodations along Perkins Road in this area. The corridor is comprised of both residential and commercial development. The proposed improvements might include a four-lane roadway with pedestrian facilities on both sides.

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Picardy-Perkins Connector (Mall of Louisiana Boulevard)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 11

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. Picardy-Perkins Connector, also known as Mall of Louisiana Boulevard, is a greenfield project proposed as four-lanes with shared-use path on one side. The project starts at Perkins Road behind Perkins Rowe. The roadway will be built to provide passage under the railroad track just before it ties in to the existing Mall of Louisiana ring road.

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Plank Rd. Corridor Enhancement (N. 22nd St. to Harding Blvd.)

Project Type: Improving existing corridors with increased mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 2, 10

Description: This project proposes to enhance pedestrian and cyclist mobility. Right-of-way space will be considered to identify opportunities to improve sidewalks and provide bicycle accomodations where feasible as well as improve sidewalk access to current transit stops, thereby enhancing multi-modal access throughout the corridor. Plank Rd. has one of the highest bus ridership totals in the parish and is also part of the potential Bus Rapid Transit route. High-visibility crosswalks at all intersections and pedestrian countdown signals at major intersections will be considered. Access management principles will also be considered to better control access to current public facilities and commercial businesses. Signalized intersection improvements may also be required at major intersections. Findings from both the Plank-Nicholson Bus Rapid Transit study and the Plank Road Master Plan must be taken into consideration for this project.

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Port Hudson - Pride Road (LA 964 - LA 19)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 1

Description: The proposition described this project's scope of work as turning movements, shoulders and drainage. Port Hudson - Pride Road is currently a two-lane roadway with open ditches, without paved shoulders. The proposed section adds paved shoulders and open ditches will remain, though reconstructed, throughout the corridor. A sidewalk will provide connectivity between LA 964 and Pin Oak Landing on both sides of Port Hudson - Pride Road.

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Rollins Road (LA 964 - LA 19)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 1

Description: The proposition described this project's scope of work as turning movements, shoulders and drainage. Rollins Road is currently a two-lane roadway with open ditches, without paved shoulders. The land along the corridor is generally developed with single family homes and neighborhoods. The road name changes to Rollins Place on the east end of the corridor. Rollins Place Elementary School is located near the end of the corridor. This end of the corridor has less dense development. The proposed roadway is two-lanes with bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

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Scenic (Harding Blvd. to Swan Ave.)

Project Type: Improving existing corridors with increased mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 2

Description: This project will enhance mobility by improving intersections along Scenic Hwy. from Harding Blvd. to Swan Ave. Pedestrian accommodations will be addressed by connecting existing sidewalks throughout the corridor.

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Sharp Rd. (Old Hammond Hwy. to Florida Blvd.)

Project Type: Improving existing corridors with increased mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 6, 11

Description: This project proposes to provide turning lane and drainage improvements along Sharp Rd. This project will also enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility.

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Sherwood Forest Extension (Greenwell Springs Road – Joor Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 4

Description: The proposition scope of work includes a new roadway. Sherwood Forest Extension is a greenfield project extending Sherwood Forest from the intersection with Greenwell Springs Road on the south to Joor Road on the north. MOVEBR Project No. 18, Mickens Road, intersects Joor Road in the same location. The proposed project is a two-lane section with a paved shoulder and open drainage system, built within a right of way large enough to accommodate future widening.

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Sherwood Forest Boulevard Multi-Use Path (I-12 to Old Hammond Hwy.)

Project Type: Community enhancement road project

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 8

Description: The project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility along Sherwood Forest Blvd. by adding a multi-use path on the east side of the roadway. Sherwood Forest is a commercialized segment of roadway with residential properties along the project limits as well as north of Old Hammond Hwy.

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Sherwood Forest Boulevard Sidewalks (Coursey Blvd. to I-12)

Project Type: Community enhancement road project

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 8

Description: The project will enhance pedestrian mobility along Sherwood Forest Blvd. by adding a sidewalk on the west side of the roadway. Sherwood Forest is a highly commercialized segment of roadway with multiple residential properties.

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South Choctaw Drive (Flannery Road - Central Thruway)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 4

Description: The proposed scope of work is identified as additional lane capacity. South Choctaw Drive is currently a two-lane roadway with no shoulders and open ditches along both sides of the roadway. The proposed project includes a four-lane section, closed-drainage system and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway.

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South Harrell’s Ferry Rd. Multi-Use Path (O’neal Ln. to Woodlake Dr.)

Project Type: Community enhancement road project

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 9

Description: The project will enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility along S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. by adding a multi-use path on the south side of the roadway. This portion of S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd. is mainly residential with two schools located along the route.

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Staring Lane Extension (Nicholson Drive – Burbank Drive)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Design

District: 3

Description: The proposed scope of work is four-lane capacity. The Staring Lane Extension utilizes existing right of way through greenfield space from Burbank Drive until it ties-in to existing Gardere Lane and continues along Gardere Lane until Nicholson Drive. Gardere Lane in this section is two lanes with open ditches and power lines along the northwest side of the corridor. The right of way for the greenfield portion of the project was previously acquired. The proposed roadway is a four-lane roadway with a shared-use path on the east side of the corridor. This project intersects MOVEBR No. 9, Nicholson Drive Segment 2 (Ben Hur to Bluebonnet Boulevard.)

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Terrace Ave. (Highland Rd. to Perkins Rd.)

Project Type: Improving existing corridors with increased mobility

Current Phase: Planning

Districts: 10

Description: This project is to provide access management, signalization and turning movement improvements along Terrace Ave. This project will also enhance pedestrian and bicycle mobility as well as transit accommodations.

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Thomas Road (Hwy 19 – Plank Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 2

Description: The proposed scope of work includes turning movements, shoulders and drainage. Thomas Road is currently two lanes with open ditches and no paved shoulders. The project area near Highway 19 is home to a BREC golf course and the Baton Rouge Zoo, both on the north side of the road. Near Plank Road, there is minimal commercial development. The south side of the road has more residential development than the north side. Beechwood Superintendent Academy is located off the road. The proposed improvements could include two lanes with paved shoulders and a shared-use path along both sides of the roadway. A sub-surface (closed) drainage system would likely be provided.

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Tiger Bend Road (Jones Creek Road to Antioch Road)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 9

Description: The proposed scope of work includes four-lane capacity. Tiger Bend Road is a two-lane roadway with open ditches. Residential and commercial dense development lines the corridor. Woodlawn Middle School is on the corridor near the intersection with Jones Creek Road. The potential improvements might include a four-lane roadway with curb and gutter and shared-use paths on each side with a closed drainage system.

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Wax Rd/Magnolia Bridge Rd (Sullivan Rd - Greenwell Springs)

Project Type: New Capacity Improvement

Current Phase: Planning

District: 4

Description: The proposed scope of work is four-lane capacity. Wax Road is a three-lane corridor until just before the bridge crossing Beaver Bayou where it then becomes a two-lane roadway. Central High School is on the south side of the corridor. The corridor is generally bordered by undeveloped land. The potential improvements include a four-lane boulevard with sidewalks on each side of the roadway and a closed drainage system.

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