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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents and closures for Saturday, June 23

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Saturday, June 23.

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There are no major incidents to report at this time.


I-10 widening project between Highland Road and LA 73 is ongoing. Click here for updates

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is replacing two bridges on State Route 571 in Amite County near the Louisiana state line. The replacements will close traffic on State Route 571 in both directions. Bridge No. 0.0 and Bridge No. 0.9 on State Route 571 in Amite County have been designated for replacement. Work is expected to begin on June 25 and continue through late fall of 2018.

US 61 (Airline Highway) near Prescott Road will have alternating lane closures on Friday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This closure is to allow crews to safely repair the road.

The intersection of East Rome Street and South Park Avenue in Gonzales will be closed Monday, June 18 through Friday, July 6. The closure is necessary to replace concrete and asphalt paving resulting from subsurface utility work previously completed.

Goodwood Boulevard East will be down to one lane from Tuesday, June 5 at 6 a.m. until Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. between Lobdell Avenue and Airline Highway for concrete panel replacement.

Bluff Road (LA 928) in Ascension Parish will be closed from Tuesday, May 29 at 7 a.m. to Tuesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. The closure is necessary to lift the bridge and replace concrete girder. Detours information is as follows:

LA 928 to LA 427, US 61 to LA 73, LA 74 back to LA 928
LA 928 to LA 74, LA 73 to US 61, LA 427 back to LA 928

Beginning Wednesday, May 23, weather permitting, the right lane of Government Street westbound will be closed from west of Longwood Court to South Acadian Thruway. This closure will last about a month and is necessary for patching, curb and driveway repair, and installation of ADA-accessible ramps. These closures are part of the Government Street Road Diet, an $11.7 million project extending over four miles along Government Street from East Boulevard downtown to Lobdell Avenue near Independence Park. Once completed, this corridor will see one travel lane in each direction with a two-way left-turn lane in the center, along with sidewalk improvements with ADA-accessible ramps and bicycle lanes in each direction. Additionally, a roundabout will replace the signalized intersection at Government Street, Lobdell Avenue, and Independence Park Boulevard, which will improve safety and efficiency for drivers.

The westbound outside lane on LA 73 (Government Street), west of Longwood Court to S. Acadian Thruway, will be closed beginning on Wednesday, May 23 and continue through June 23. One westbound lane will remain open at all times. This lane closure is necessary for saw cutting and removal, concrete pavement patching, curb repair, and driveway replacement. There are no vehicle restrictions. This closure is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

St. Louis Street will be reopened one-way southbound. Louisiana Avenue will be one-way eastbound. The closures involve crane usage work for The River Center Branch Library.

Township Road between Myles Road and Denoux Road on the west side of Ascension Parish is closed for bridge repairs. Local traffic can detour on Myles Road and LA 943.

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.

The bridge on the south end of Dunn Road near Lockhart Road in Livingston Parish will be closed for replacement beginning Friday, March 23 at 12 a.m. The bridge will be closed until about Saturday, June 30. Drivers can use Burgess Road to Crossover Road as an alternate route.

LA 30 (Nicholson Drive) will have alternating lane shifts beginning Friday, June 29, 2018, and continuing through Sunday, August 12, 2018. Lane shifts will be occurring between West Chimes Street and Burbank Drive. During the required work, one lane of travel will be maintained in each direction. This closure is necessary for drainage, roadway, and signal work in the Nicholson gateway Project. One lane in both directions will remain open. Wide loads greater than 11 feet wide must detour.

This closure is subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

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.

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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