Baton Rouge, LA – February 6, 2024 – Today the MOVEBR Program hosted the ribbon cutting for the South Choctaw (Flannery – Central Thruway) capacity roadway improvements. The project consists of widening the roadway from two lanes to four 12-foot lanes for a 1.1-mile stretch. This makes South Choctaw four lanes from Airline Highway to the Central Thruway. The improvements also include the installation of roadway lighting, subsurface drainage, and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. Mayor Broome stated, “These improvements will be a significant benefit to this corridor.”
The project was designed by Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc and was constructed by RJ Daigle & Sons Contractors, LLC; both are local companies in the capital area.
The MOVEBR Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements Program is the most significant transportation infrastructure investment in East Baton Rouge Parish history. The 1/2-cent sales tax proposition was approved by the voters of East Baton Rouge Parish on December 8, 2018. Proceeds of the tax can only be spent on the approved list of projects.