Transportation department eyes plan to ease North Shore traffic tie-ups

Transportation department eyes plan to ease North Shore traffic tie-ups

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Transportation department workers have a new plan they think will ease some of the congestion drivers face on the North Shore.

According to our partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, part of the plan would expand the number of lanes drivers can access. A third lane would be added to both sides of the interstate from Highway 59 to Highway 21.

A start date for the project has not been disclosed. Mandeville area State Sen. Jack Donahue says money to follow through with the plan is not available right now.

Regular traffic combined with 18-wheelers put upwards of 80,000 vehicles traveling Interstate 12 through the western side of Saint Tammany parish each day.

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