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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Friday, December 15

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, December 14.

11:26 a.m. - All lanes are open on I-10 East at Nicholson Drive. Congestion is approaching LA 415

11:23 a.m. - The center lane is blocked on I-10 East at Nicholson Drive, due to an accident. Congestion is approaching LA 415.


  • South Acadian Thruway will be closed from Florida Street to Government Street on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6 a.m. through Monday, Dec. 18 at 5 a.m. to replace concrete panels as part of the street rehabilitation program.
  • Gardon Road north of Gonzales will be closed beginning Monday, Nov. 27. The bridge over the drainage canal there will be replaced to better facilitate drainage. The project is expected to take 4 weeks. Traffic on the south side of the bridge will exit onto Highway 621, while traffic on the north side will exit through Bourque Road.
  • Windsor Drive from Wales Street to Warfield Avenue will be closed starting Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 a.m. It will continue until Dec. 23. This is a full closure and emergency vehicles must use an alternate route. The suggested detour is Florida Boulevard service road and Harco Drive. 
  • 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. 
  • Lee Price Road Bridge will be completely closed from Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. until Friday, Jan. 8, 2018 at 3 p.m. for repairs.
  • Blackwater Bayou Bridge on Carey Road near Baker will be closed from Monday, Nov. 20 at 8 a.m. until Friday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. for repairs. The bridge is located between Brown Road and Blackwater 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 Jan. 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.
  • 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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