PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Drivers using La. Highway 1 in West Baton Rouge Parish will be stopped at random and asked to participate in a travel demand survey designed to help determine the financial feasibility of a proposed connector route linking La. Highway 415 to Highway 1.

The survey, being administered by CDM Smith through a contract with the parish, is part of a $460,000, eight-month investment-grade study associated with a proposed toll road project.

The Advocate reports Parish President Riley Berthelot asserts the toll road would help ease traffic congestion at the Port Allen bridge.

CDM Smith project manager Jonathon Hart says plans call for interviewers to approach La. 1 drivers at traffic lights and hand out informational cards asking them to go online and complete a 10-minute, Web-based survey.