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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Wednesday, July 26

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Wednesday, July 26.

3:48 p.m. - All lanes are open on I-10 at Bluuebonnet Boulevard. Congestion remains minimal.

3:35 p.m. - The right lane is blocked I-10 West at Bluebonnet Boulevard due to a wreck. Congestion is minimal at this time.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATIONS

  • Beginning Wednesday, July 12, Ventura Dr. will have one lane closed eastbound from Oak Villa Blvd. to Monterrey Blvd. for sewer upgrades. The closure will start at 6 a.m. and last until Monday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
  • Government St. at Independence Blvd. will be partially closed from Tuesday, July 25 at 6 a.m. to Monday, July 31 at 6 a.m. for emergency milling for asphalt overlay. On Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, southbound lanes traveling east or south will be detoured to Government. Eastbound lanes traveling east or north will be detoured to southbound Lobdell.
  • Telesmar Ave. will be closed for soil content and asphalt overlay from Tuesday, July 25 at 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 31.
  • On Thursday, July 27, east and westbound lanes will have a rolling lane closure from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. This closure will be between Ramah, exit 135 and the Mississippi River Bridge. This closure is necessary for striping.

LONG-TERM ROAD CLOSURES: 

  • Main St. in Sorrento will be closed at Lee St. beginning Tuesday, June 20. The work is expected to last for 6 weeks. Parish drainage crews will be installing box culverts to improve drainage. Drivers should expect to detour on John LeBlanc Blvd.
  • Beginning July 10, Annie Oak Dr./Veronique Dr. in Ascension Parish will be reconstructed. The estimated completion time for the project is 50 days.
  • Beginning July 13, Whitfield Rd. in Ascension Parish will be reconstructed. The estimated completion time for the project is 50 days.
  • Beginning July 17, Bourgeois Rd. in Ascension Parish will be reconstructed. The estimated completion time for the project is 50 days.
  • Beginning July 20, Tillotson Rd./Aikens Rd. in Ascension Parish will be reconstructed. The estimated completion time for the project is 50 days.
  • 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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