BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Since construction started on Hwy I-12 in Livingston Parish, authorities said there has been a steady increase of accidents that have slowed down or even blocked traffic. One driver, who travels to Livingston daily, said it is a big inconvenience.
"It's horrible," said the driver. "I have never seen anything like it. I am dreading going back to Baton Rouge; they have to do something about this."
Now, Louisiana State Police (LSP) and the LA DOTD have come together to hopefully reduce the number of crashes by putting up signs in construction zones. The signs, which will say "Trucks use right lane", will extend from the city of Walker to Tangipahoa Parish. By moving the trucks to the right and smaller vehicles to the left, they hope to make a smoother traffic flow and a safer environment.
But, you won't just see road signs out on the highway. According to State Police, car accidents in construction zones have been caused by aggressive drivers. Authorities will be out patrolling and ticketing reckless drivers. So, if you're thinking of speeding to your destination this Memorial weekend, you might want to think again.