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This road was originally planned to be a medical research corridor that was to be anchored by Oschner (I believe). They pulled out and Perkins Rowe didnt build a major connecting street.

Fast forward and now they want to add a major road after the area has built up. Idiotic. The only way to pull this off is to close the Perkins entrance to Rod Laver Avenue and build the road between Citizens Bank and Oneil Plaza building and let the road run along the Wimbelton neighborhood.

The real problem becomes the issue of a stop light. You don't want this road connecting to Grand Ave. too much traffic, but it has a light. Running it along Winbelton like I mentioned means a new light that's .10 miles away from the Grand intersection. That's just going to add more headaches to Perkins.

My opinion is this isn't about adding a new mall entrance or easing Perkins traffic. This is about the 20 acres inbetween the mall and Perkins Rowe. Prime property that the Swaggart Family will sell. Hell, they are already talking with someone about the 15 acre parking lot next to Perkins Rowe that could connect to the next phase of Perkins Rowe expansion.

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They had a layout a while back...looked okay. It ran right between Wimbledon and PR with a new light on Perkins. The southwestern entrance road into Wimbledon will supposedly be turned into a cul-de-sac.

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They had a layout a while back...looked okay. It ran right between Wimbledon and PR with a new light on Perkins. The southwestern entrance road into Wimbledon will supposedly be turned into a cul-de-sac.

I don't believe the layout took into place the Citizens Bank nor did it include the land behind Neuromedical that was recently bought by Nick Sabans investment company. (Which buffers along the Wimbelton neighborhood).

I could be wrong. I looked for the old plans on my computer but couldn't find it.

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Yeah figured it was going to be a tight-squeeze on the eastern-edge of Perkins Rowe...especially being a divided with 4-lanes!

 

It would be nice if the could develop the giant parking-lot on Swaggart's land.

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Yeah figured it was going to be a tight-squeeze on the eastern-edge of Perkins Rowe...especially being a divided with 4-lanes!

It would be nice if the could develop the giant parking-lot on Swaggart's land.

It's hush hush but they are willing to sell leading all the way to the old bridge over the canal. They have a strict requirement though (no duh since they are who they are).

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I don't know what kind of person Swaggart was.....he seems like a real jerk to be honest. He was very clearly a genius when it comes to real estate investment though considering he owned at some point almost everything on Bluebonnet between Perkins and 10. That is still the hot spot in many ways.

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FINALLY!!!!

 

Construction complete on O'Neal Lane

 

After more than two years of orange cones and detours, construction on O'Neal Lane in Baton Rouge is finally complete.

 

Weather delays pushed the fourth phase of the Green Light Project's due date back by several months. Residents in the area can now enjoy a wider road as well as some sewer upgrades.

 

http://www.wafb.com/story/24821695/construction-complete-on-oneal-lane

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True Antrell!

 

Was brave enough to test O'Neal Lane last Friday Night at 6:30p.m(normally the worst time w/ Cinema/I-12).... the new construction made it a pleasant surprise! Things went smoothly!

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Yes! Old Hammond Hwy is the single most important widening project not to be done yet! The major east-west route btwn I-12 & Florida Blvd(Hwy 190). Hopefully we will find out when construction might begin...

 

Feel sorry for the O'Neal Lane businesses that had to endure the prolonged construction...really hurt them! La. Broilers with their broiled shrimp is hard to beat! A lot of blame to go around...

 

Road construction nightmare in Southeast BR finally over.....Businesses say O’Neal Lane construction hurt them financially

Road work on major portions of O’Neal Lane and South Harrell’s Ferry Road in southeast Baton Rouge is finally finished, after four long and frustrating years of traffic delays from the chaotic conditions created during construction.

 

Construction, which started in 2009, was initially estimated to take 720 days. The work ended up taking more than twice that long — 1,500 days — by the time it was finished this past week.

 

The complicated road work jammed traffic, created detours and restricted  turns, which was annoying to homeowners and devastating to many shops that say they lost crucial business during those years.

 

*rest of article*

http://theadvocate.com/news/8549522-123/road-construction-nightmare-in-southeast

 

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What I want to know is why in Gods green earth has Jones Creek Rd. between Coursey and Tiger Bend yet to start construction?

 

For the love of humanity the road is almost to the point of collapse and becoming undrivable with all the pot holes! With the amount of traffic that road has everyday, somebody has got to do something soon and very soon!

 

Anybody know anything on this project or have any feedback? Its just really annoying and im ready for some improvements!  

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What I want to know is why in Gods green earth has Jones Creek Rd. between Coursey and Tiger Bend yet to start construction?

 

For the love of humanity the road is almost to the point of collapse and becoming undrivable with all the pot holes! With the amount of traffic that road has everyday, somebody has got to do something soon and very soon!

 

Anybody know anything on this project or have any feedback? Its just really annoying and im ready for some improvements!  

 

The green light plan website shows that project nearing the end of the planning stage...then its the design stage, and finally construction. Maybe it'll get kicked into high gear with some of the other big projects coming to a close. 

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No Garrett, im talking about the state project, Jones Creek (Between Coursey and Tiger Bend).......

 

The project your thinking of is between Tiger bend and Jefferson Hwy! That will be about a ridiculous 10 years before that starts, haha!

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No Garrett, im talking about the state project, Jones Creek (Between Coursey and Tiger Bend).......

 

The project your thinking of is between Tiger bend and Jefferson Hwy! That will be about a ridiculous 10 years before that starts, haha!

 

My mistake, I thought they were one and the same. 

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The 28th Green Light Project was not w/o plenty of drama....the 2 mile stretch of Staring Lane now with 4-lanes & raised median is FINALLY complete

 

Councilman Smokey Bourgeois called it a new casino parkway...even making a chocolate cake in opposition to the project at the ground breaking ceremony...Mayor Kip Holden did not eat any of the cake

 

Staring Lane expansion pleases some, dismays others

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/9679255-125/staring-lane-expansion-pleases-some

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The 28th Green Light Project was not w/o plenty of drama....the 2 mile stretch of Staring Lane now with 4-lanes & raised median is FINALLY complete

 

Councilman Smokey Bourgeois called it a new casino parkway...even making a chocolate cake in opposition to the project at the ground breaking ceremony...Mayor Kip Holden did not eat any of the cake

 

Staring Lane expansion pleases some, dismays others

 

http://theadvocate.com/home/9679255-125/staring-lane-expansion-pleases-some

 

I do feel for the people living on that stretch of Staring; but the writing was on the wall for many, many years before the Green Light Plan came about. 

 

Buy them out and clear the way for commercial development. Most of the houses there are not well-maintained, anyway. 

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One option could be to continue the "Great Walls" that line Staring between Highland and Burbank into that area (minus the Highland intersection). A 2nd option somebody made in the comments section of the article was to completely buy out the A-1 properties next to the road and turn it into green space. This little ole' town could use some more green space, but I like Delgado's idea of rezoning the adjacent properties to commercial. It would be a copy of S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

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I feel for the people living on the road just like I feel for the ones living off LA42 that are losing a significant amount of front yard. Unfortunately growth and progress require both of these at the significant inconvenience of a few.

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This little ole' town could use some more green space

 

 

 

I don't know what your thinking of, but BR is NOT "little" anymore... its quite a large city and getting bigger.

 

IMO we have enough green space with all the trees everywhere

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