Highway 73 in Ascension Parish opens to drivers after widening - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Highway 73 in Ascension Parish opens to drivers after widening

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PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

Great news for drivers in Ascension Parish as a highway finally opens.

After four years of construction and multiple delays, Highway 73 in Prairieville has opened up to driver.

The 2.3 miles of roadway from I-10 to Airline Highway has been widened from two to three lanes.

However, the center turn lanes near Duplessis and Post Office Roads are still closed.

The state said that is because the new traffic signals at those intersections have not yet been activated. 

They expect that to happen later this week. 

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