To better serve the needs of a rapidly expanding area of Baton Rouge, ABMB designed a major improvement of the interstate mainline and ramps on a section of I-10 between Bluebonnet and Siegen. After researching alternatives and coordinating with state and local officials, the firm performed feasibility studies, coordinated with local and state agencies, and held public meetings to determine the best possible methods for improving traffic flow. Additionally, ABMB prepared traffic studies, topographic and right-of-way surveys, and ultimately prepared design plans and right-of-way maps. The result was ABMB’s unique plan which reconfigured access ramps and created a new interchange at Picardy Avenue and I-10 by implementing the use of frontage roads and an overpass of the interstate.
Completed in 2001 with a cost of $45,000,000, this project was one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the City of Baton Rouge. ABMB provided a completely unique award-winning design, at a great value to the City.