The opening of the new $9.3 million Terrace Avenue exit off Interstate 110  South near the "new" Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge was expected to open shortly after noon today, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, and a ribbon cutting was held earlier in the morning to celebrate.

   The exit will allow southbound motorists to get to the Washington Street area without having to cross multiple lanes of traffic.

  The exit begins over Myrtle Avenue, extends over Julia Street and connects with Terrace Avenue.

  The previous configuration led to backups on I-110 South as well as for eastbound motorists leaving the bridge, especially during afternoon rush hours.

  The new setup will allow southbound travelers to exit left off the interstate instead of going right to get to the Washington Street exit.