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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Sunday, October 22

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Sunday, October 22.

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  • Government Street in Baton Rouge will be closed at the railroad track between 14th Street and 15th Street on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7 a.m. until Sunday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. This closure is to allow the railroad to replace the tracks crossing. Eastbound traffic on LA 73 should detour North to I-110, East to Business 190 (Florida Blvd.), South to 22nd St., back to LA 73. Westbound traffic on LA 73 should detour North to 22nd St., West to Business 190 (Florida Blvd.), South to I-110, back to LA 73.
  • Stanford Avenue near Perkins Road will be partially closed from Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 a.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 6 a.m. for work to improve the condition of the road. Northbound traffic will be closed and merged into one lane of southbound traffic. Officials said drivers should expect significant delays due to the partial closure.
  • One lane of Brightside Drive will be closed for a 475-foot section near River Road in order to place water trucks at that location to conduct a pipeline test. The closure will last from 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
  • The bridge on Heck Young Road in Zachary will be closed from 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 for repair.


  • Greenwell Street Bridge over Robert's Canal will remain closed due to the bridge replacement project being extended until Friday, October 27. The project was initially scheduled to be completed on September 7, then was extended to September 29, and has now been extended again.
  • 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 January 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.

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