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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Monday, April 23

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Monday, April 23.

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There are no major incidents to report at this time.


  • Premix, soil cement, and overlay work will begin, weather permitting, on the following roads in Tangipahoa Parish this week. Drivers should expect delays:
    • Friday, April 20: Robert D. Brown Road, Sarah Ingersol, and Paul James Roads (work may carry over to Monday, April 23)
  • 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.
  • Bluff Road (LA 928) in Ascension Parish will be closed from Friday, May 25 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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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