The City of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, the US, has chosen a Stantec-led team to supervise traffic and community improvements being undertaken by the city.

The improvements are part of the $1.1bn MOVEBR programme that aims to strengthen infrastructure and improve mobility in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Work on the project is aimed at enhancing traffic flow, as well as improving the city’s corridors and multi-modal mobility. It will incur a cost of $312.6m.

The Stantec-led team will be supported by Sigma Consulting Group, MetroMorphosis, Marmillion Gray, ECM Consultants, Manning Architects, Integrated Logistical Support, Alpha Media and Covalent Logic.

The team will focus on three categories, namely community enhancement roadway projects, parish-wide signalisation or synchronisation and corridor upgrades.

It will carry out work to enhance signalling, drainage, vehicle congestion and the mobility of pedestrians, cyclists and mass transit riders. The team also aims to improve the road’s appearance.

The MOVEBR programme consists of around 70 projects, which will be executed in two phases carried out simultaneously.

Last year, voters agreed to a half-cent sales tax for 30 years to provide financing for the programme, which is expected to be completed in 2034.

Stantec senior principal and project programme director Michael Bruce said: “MOVEBR involves more than just improving traffic in Baton Rouge, it’s about enriching the quality of life for residents and visitors for years to come.

“Our extensive experience designing resilient infrastructure using future-focused solutions allows our team to deliver advanced transportation enhancements that will streamline commutes, safely optimise all modes of mobility and support the economic health of this community.”

This July, Florida Department of Transportation (FDoT) division Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) selected Stantec to design reconstruction and capacity improvements for Turnpike / State Road 91 in Lake County, Florida, the US.