A new route that connects Woman’s Hospital to the Shenandoah area of Baton Rouge opened Thursday, with officials hoping to ease traffic congestion in the areas around the hospital.
Baton Rouge mayor Kip Holden was on hand with city leaders and officials from Woman’s for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Stumberg Lane Extension, a new road that connects Jefferson Highway and Airline Highway with a roundabout that extends to Woman’s. The work also included building bridge over Claycut Bayou and widening Jefferson Highway.
"The Stumberg Lane Extension is key to the quick and safe travel for all city-parish residents,” Holden said. “The extension provides a key access point to Woman’s Hospital, where the time-sensitive care is a daily priority.”
Woman’s donated the land to build the extension, and the project, which is part of Holden’s Green Light Plan, was completed in 2 1/2 years and cost about $10.3 million.