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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, February 16

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Friday, February 16.

8:09 p.m. - All lanes are open on I-12 East at Satsuma. Congestion has reached approximately 4 miles.

6:19 p.m. - The left lane remains blocked on I-12 East at Satsuma due to a wreck. Congestion has reached LA 1026 (Juban Road).

6 p.m. - The left lane is blocked on I-12 East at Satsuma due to a wreck. Congestion has reached LA 447 (Walker).


  • DOTD announced drivers may see slow moving traffic during non-peak hours along portions of I-10 in East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes on Friday, Feb. 16 through Monday, Feb. 19. Survey work is scheduled for these days as part of the environmental phase of the I-10 widening project in the Capital Region. Crews will be traveling along I-10 from LA 415 (Lobdell) to LA 3064 (Essen Lane) on both I-10 and I-12 scanning this corridor using Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology. LiDAR scanning is a surveying method used to measure distance by using laser lights that make digital 3-D representations of the intended target.
  • West Main Street in Gonzales is closed in both directions starting Monday, Feb. 12 for emergency repairs. Officials said the closure is near The Carriage House at 12138 West Main Street due to collapsing culverts. The road will remain closed until further notice.
  • Robert Brown Road in Loranger (Tangipahoa Parish) will be closed between Cook Road and Puls Road on Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 due to a production being filmed in the area. Null Road at the Loranger crossroads will be closed Saturday, Feb. 17 from 7 a.m. until Sunday, Feb. 18 at 5 a.m. Residents in the Cory and Briar Patch Cemetery Road areas are urged to use Straughan Nursery Road as a detour.
  • One northbound lane of Acadian Thruway between Government and Mohican will be closed from Friday, Jan. 19 to Feb. 28 for road rehab work.
  • The eastbound outside lane of Government Street east of Evergreen Drive and west of S Acadian Thruway will be closed beginning Wednesday, January 31. One eastbound lane will remain open at all times. The closure is necessary for sawcutting and removal, concrete pavement patching, curb repair, and driveway replacement.
  • PROJECT EXTENSION: Lee Price Road Bridge will be completely closed from Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. until Friday, March 30, 2018 at 3 p.m. for repairs.
  • Beginning on Monday, Dec. 11, contractors will be closing the center turn lane on Essen Lane between Perkins Road and Picardy Avenue to keep the widening of Essen Lane on schedule and to ensure concrete work can be done properly and in a timely fashion. The northbound travel lanes of Essen between Perkins and Picardy will shift to the left where the turn lane is currently located. All travel lanes will remain open at all times during construction. In the coming weeks and months, motorists can expect further center turn lane closures as work progresses on Essen toward I-10. The Essen Lane widening project will widen both the east and west sides of the roadway in an effort to add a third northbound travel lane. When all construction is complete, which is anticipated to be by spring of 2018, Essen Lane will consist of three northbound and three southbound travel lanes, plus a center turn lane between the I-10 interchange and Perkins Road. 
  • I-12, 1 mile west of Satsuma - 0.5 miles east of Satsuma, will be under construction beginning Monday, May 1. This project will widen I-12 from four lanes to six lanes, from 0.5 miles west of Satsuma to the Satsuma Interchange Ramps. This work is expected to be completed in Feb. of 2018. Drivers should be prepared for intermittent delays and possible nightly single lane closures (eastbound and westbound) between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. These lane closures are necessary to allow crews to widen the existing roadway to the inside in order to add travel lanes. The road is open for regular traffic, but over-sized vehicles and loads will be under permit restrictions. Vehicles up to 16 feet wide will be allowed to pass through the construction zone. Motorists may take US 190 as an alternate route to avoid nightly lane closures during construction.
  • Beginning Sunday, April 1, construction will begin on an $18 million project on I-10 from LA 347 (Atchafalaya Basin Bridge) to LA 77 (Grosse Tete) in St. Martin and Iberville Parishes. The work will take place 24 hours per day, with intermittent lane closures with 15-minute intervals for moving equipment. Intermittent single lane closures will take place nightly Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., and on Sundays from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads. Drivers can use US 190 as an alternate route. The project will include cleaning, painting, and repairing of concrete and metal bridge structures. The project should be completed in June of 2019
  • LA 413 is closed at Discharge Bayou in Pointe Coupee Parish until further notice. The bridge has sustained damage to the support structures. Please use alternate routes.

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