BATON ROUGE, LA — May 17, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the next Corridor Beautification effort, in partnership with DOTD, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, and Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful. The cleanup and beautification efforts will take place at the Plank Road and Evangeline Street corridor on Saturday, May 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
For the Plank/Evangeline effort, a student service team from Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School will assist with the litter cleanup effort in the area. The cleanup and beautification effort will focus on the I-110 exit (Exit 4) at Evangeline Street, east along Evangeline Street to Plank Road, then north on Plank Road to Airline Highway.
“I am firmly committed to efforts to improve the appearance of East Baton Rouge Parish, particularly along these high-visibility corridors. Community clean-up efforts not only move us in the that direction, they remind us to be stewards of a cleaner community,” said Mayor Broome. “I look forward to our teams joining the students from Cristo-Rey to demonstrate our commitment to a litter-free Baton Rouge.”
The effort by the City-Parish’s Department of Maintenance crews will focus on litter cleanup, removing broken curbs and sidewalks, eliminating debris, picking up illegal signs, and cutting overgrown grass. Crews will also be filling potholes in the area and cleaning trash and debris in the surrounding neighborhoods.
“We remain committed to transforming our city’s quality of place so that our surroundings are just as welcoming to visitors and residents alike as our people and culture,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Through intentional projects like this, we hope to ingrain policy and practices to support long-term enhancement of the parish’s physical appearance.”