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I-10 widening in BR may be done this year


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After three years, an $86 million project to widen nearly eight miles of Interstate 10 at Baton Rouge is nearly done.

State transportation secretary Sherri LeBas tells The Advocate that it may be completed by the end of the year, and certainly should be finished by February.

She says an adjacent $60 million project - adding a new lane in each direction on another 4.4 miles of the interstate should be completed by spring of 2013.

Work from the split of I-10 and Interstate 21 south to Siegen Lane began in January 2009, and was supposed to be finished by late last year. That's the larger section. The adjacent project would widen the interstate from Siegen Lane to Highland Road.

Louisiana has a $12.1 billion backlog of transportation work.

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