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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Thursday, October 19

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Thursday, October 19.

9:00 a.m. - There is congestion on I-10 West from mile marker 175 (past LA 30) to mile marker 171 (past LA 73) due to an accident. Expect heavy delays.


  • 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.


  • 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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