I read with interest the front-page article regarding the Interstate 10 interchange at Pecue Lane.

While an interchange at this location may be useful, where is the traffic going after exiting the interstate? There is very little south — Perkins Road and Highland Road. How do you get to these streets, and where does the traffic go after that? To the north, there is only Airline Highway.

All this interchange would do is dump more traffic into Airline Highway, and where does the traffic go from there? Would this interchange really relieve traffic on Siegen Lane and Highland Road, and traffic going southeast toward Ascension Parish?

If you really want to relieve traffic, in particular at I-10 and Highland Road, simply go a few miles toward New Orleans, past the present Highland Road exit and install an ingress and egress from the west feeding into La. 42. You do not need access from the east because the interchange at La. 73 will suffice.

You would immediately see a tremendous relief to the daily, growing traffic jams at the Highland Road interchange, and maybe for a much smaller capital outlay.

Charles Walker

semiretired businessman

Baton Rouge