Essen Lane at railroad crossing closed for the weekend

Officials announce Essen Lane closure to repair railroad crossing

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Essen Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing south of I-10 on Friday at 9 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m.

The weekend-long closure will allow crews from the Kansas City Southern Railway to reconstruct the Essen Lane railroad crossing.

Drivers are encouraged to use these alternate routes:

Drivers south of the closure traveling north on Essen Lane should take Perkins Road to Bluebonnet Boulevard to detour around the closure.

I-10 eastbound drivers should exit at Acadian Thruway then travel east on Perkins Road to Essen Lane.

I-10 westbound traffic should exit at Bluebonnet Boulevard, travel south to Perkins Road, then west to Essen Lane.

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