Construction on the Stumberg Lane Extension Phase 1 is expected to start Oct. 10, and so far no detours are planned for the Green Light Plan project, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Phase 1 will be the first of two phases of construction on a project that will connect Pecue Lane and Airline Highway and then to Jefferson Highway. The first phase will be from the 90-degree turn on Pecue Lane to about 1,300 feet north of Airline Highway, according to a news release.
The first phase will include improvements to drainage and a two-lane roundabout at the intersections of the Stumberg Lane Extension and Woman’s Hospital access drive, the news release says. Other improvements include new traffic signals and sewer upgrades with the building of a new gravity sewer, the news release says.
The $6.3 million project will be built by J.B. James Construction LLC and is expected to take nine months to complete.
“The Stumberg Lane Extension project, when complete and combined with other projects in the Green Light Plan, will provide an improved north-south connection extending from Perkins Road all the way to Coursey Boulevard,” the news release says.
There will not be any extended lane closures for Airline Highway or Pecue Lane, but motorists could face some temporary closures or lane shifts during construction, Green Light Plan spokesman John Snow said.
The Green Light Plan uses a voter-approved half-cent sales tax that extended a previous tax for street and road improvements in East Baton Rouge Parish until 2030, Snow said.
The Green Light Plan includes 36 new projects and six existing projects with a total estimated value of $650 million, Snow said.
There are seven projects under construction across the parish, Snow said.
Mayor-President Kip Holden is scheduled to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Stumberg Lane Extension Phase I project at 10 a.m. Thursday at the old Briarwood Golf Club and Driving Range, 13209 Airline Highway.