Written by Larry Dietz, CCIM, Associate Broker for Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate

Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced his plans for the proposed I-10 improvements for Baton Rouge (as well as other metropolitan areas around the state). Of course, the primary issue that has been discussed for literally decades is the daily bottle-neck created by the confluence of I-10 East / Mississippi River bridge / I-110. Indeed, we all have our own opinions about what should or should not be done to correct this traffic nightmare.

As anticipated, there were immediate outcries about the impact on certain neighborhoods, regardless of the fact that the existing servitudes cover approximately 85% of the proposed expansion.

However, the funding of any of these projects is the key element in the successful implementation of whatever plans are developed and finalized. Attached is a column regarding pending legislation in Washington regarding funding the much-needed infrastructure repairs / improvements that are reaching critical status throughout our nation. 

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Larry Dietz, an associate broker with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, has over 30 years of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations experience.  He is a Designee member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM) and CCIM Louisiana Chapter; a member of the Commercial Investment Division of the Greater Baton Rouge Board of REALTORS® (CID); as well as an affiliate member of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).  He is a licensed real estate broker in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate is a member of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce (BRAC); the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce; the Baton Rouge Better Business Bureau; the Louisiana Commercial Data Base (LACDB); and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Several agents, on an individual basis, are members of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR), the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM); the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Commercial Investment Division (CID).