Baton Rouge, La. (May 11, 2021) –Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) President and CEO Adam Knapp issued the following statement today in response to the groundbreaking of the new College Drive exit on I-10:
“It’s important to recognize milestones, and today’s I-10 announcement marks the beginning of a long project to widen Interstate 10 and address the traffic bottleneck between the I-10 bridge and the I-10/I-12 split. We applaud the Governor, Legislature and DOTD for taking meaningful steps to start this project. At the same time, today’s event should stand as a reminder that the job isn’t done. Full project funding will require at least twice as much investment as has been allocated to this job-killing bottleneck. Moreover, the painful construction process could potentially be shorter if it were fully funded. We continue to call on the Legislature, Governor, and our Congressional delegation to find infrastructure dollars to accelerate this project.”
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.