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Not really “necessary.” It’s just a creative idea. It will be interesting to see how many new lights pop up on Nicholson as the corridor fills in.


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Roundabouts cause traffic to slow down, which is something that area might need in the future as the number of vehicles and pedestrians grows. They are also a safer way to execute a U-turn on roads with small medians without causing a backup or rear end accident.


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I like the idea...things could slow down a bit on Nicholson.....where exactly Roundabouts might work best can be a bit tricky...the I-10 Miss. River Bridge Off Ramp Loop at that intersection (on your map) could present a problem......for me  personally if one were to be built....it  would go one Block south at Oklahoma Street near River House.  An nice entrance way into the future River District; i won't give up on in 10 years?

We could always add this topic to the Roundabout thread :thumbsup:

I know in the Future a  Roundabout was supposed to go on Nicholson near the South Gate...not sure when (if ever)

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    Water Campus featured on CNBC series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      https://www.businessreport.com/article/water-campus-featured-cnbc-series          

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Eye-catching Water Institute in downtown Baton Rouge earns architectural awards

The American Institute of Architects Baton Rouge presented three of its 2018 AIA Baton Rouge Rose Awards to the Water Institute, including its highest honor, the Gold Rose Award. Three separate juries chose the building for the Gold Rose, Members Choice and Sustainability Award, said AIA Executive Director Kathleen Gordon.

“The building appears in motion, like a grasshopper ready to leap into the water,” one of the judges wrote. “The structural system is well conceived, as is the detailing.”

Marvin “Buddy” Ragland, of Coleman Partners Architects, was the lead designer on the project, which included input from the Perkins and Will architectural firm in Seattle. The wedge-shaped building sits over the Mississippi River batture — and when the water is high, over the river itself — and connects by a series of steps to the old City Dock.

The Water Institute, which connects academic, public and private researchers studying delta, coastal and water systems, is designed to be the focal point for the Water Campus. The major street being built through the 35-acre site will lead straight to the Water Institute and the ramp that connects it to the world inside the levee.

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https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/entertainment_life/article_ac12ba02-a491-11e8-9baf-07d2ec2df4a9.html

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