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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Wednesday, August 16

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Wednesday, August 16.

9:11 a.m. - All lanes are open on Florida Boulevard at Sharp Road. There are no delays.

8:54 a.m. - All lanes are now open on I-12 East before Holden. Backups begin near the Livingston exit.

8:14 a.m. - Florida Boulevard is closed at Sharp Road due to an accident. There are no delays at this time.

5:55 a.m. - I-12 East remains closed in a construction zone before Holden but it has been learned it is due to an overturned delivery truck. Drivers should expect backups about six miles long.

5:12 a.m. - I-12 East is blocked in a construction zone before Holden due to a stalled 18-wheeler. Cars are passing on the shoulder. Drivers should expect delays.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTIFICATIONS: 

  • Beginning Monday, August 14, LA 1010 will be closed to traffic 3.9 miles south of LA 401 (Canal Rd.) near Napoleonville from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday, August 17. The point of closure is the bridge between LA 1 and LA 308. The closure is required to perform critical bridge repairs. All lanes will be open beyond this time frame.
  • Starting Tuesday, Aug. 8, Bluebonnet Rd. between Jefferson Hwy. and Oliphant Dr. will be fully closed due to sewer work. Avoid the area. 

LONG-TERM ROAD CLOSURES: 

  • 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.
  • 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.

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