FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures/Lane Shifts
FILE PHOTO: Road Closed (Source: WAFB)

(WAFB) - Below is a list of current road closures.

Fountain Avenue between Jason Drive and 1763 Fountain Ave. will be closed Friday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. through Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. for emergency point repair.

Mickens Road between Hooper Road and D’Juanna Drive will be closed Saturday, Feb. 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closure is necessary for digging out and overlaying buckle repair.

Oklahoma Drive from Arches Street to Nicholson Drive will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. through Friday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. for roadway paving.

Kansas City Southern Railway Company is planning to temporarily close four railroad crossings on Saturday, Jan. 25, with all of them reopening by 5 p.m. The crossings include Balis Drive, College Drive, Pecue Lane, and Perkins Road. The College crossing is expected to close after the Balis crossing reopens. Barring any unexpected issues, the company says no further closures are planned at this time for the Baton Rouge area.

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, Maximillian Street between North Boulevard west and North Boulevard east will be closed between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily until Wednesday, Jan. 29.

North 9th Street between Convention Street and North Boulevard will be partially closed starting Tuesday, Jan. 21 between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily until Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Burbank Drive between Nicholson Drive and Gardere Lane will have lane closures from Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Jan. 27 at 5 a.m. At least one lane in either direction shall remain open at all times. This closure is necessary for concrete patching and related work.

Daigle Road (Highway 930) in Galvez/Hobart between LA 42 and Parker Road will have intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, Jan. 27. These closures are necessary for road construction associated with the Highway 930 Widening Project. One lane of traffic will be maintained at all times; however, drivers should expect some delays. DPW estimates the work to be completed, weather permitting, by Friday, Jan. 31.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, there will be intermittent and alternating lane closures on LA 1 southbound at assorted locations between the Intracoastal Bridge and Plaquemine, between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. These closures are needed for cutting asphalt cores.

LANE CLOSURES: LA-42 (Burbank Dr) Northbound and Southbound between LA-30 (Nicholson Dr) and LA-327 (Gardere Ln) may have lane closures from Friday, January 24th at 8:00 PM until Monday, January 27th at 5:00 AM (Weather Permitting). At least one lane in either direction shall remain open at all times. This closure is necessary for concrete patching and related work. There are no vehicle restrictions.

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: Starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, LA 30 will be closed near the intersection of Airline Highway (US 61). The closure is so that KCS Railroad can perform maintenance on its tracks.

LA 30 Jan. 24 Road Closure
LA 30 Jan. 24 Road Closure (Source: DOTD)

Jefferson Hwy (LA 73) will have outside lane closures beginning Friday, Jan. 10, until Sunday, Jan. 26, between the intersections of Airline Hwy (US 61) and Tiger Bend. Closures times will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday to Friday. Weekend closures will also take place from 8 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday. One lane of travel will be maintained in each direction at all times. These closures are necessary for removing and repairing concrete curb and gutter.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces an updated schedule for a rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125. Roadwork has been suspended for the weekend of Jan. 24 to Jan. 27. The contractor will resume construction on Jan. 31 where the right lane of I-10 westbound will be closed from 9 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Monday. This project, which consists of milling the existing deck surface and replacing it with a modified latex concrete pavement, is estimated to be completed Feb. 3, weather permitting. Motorists are encouraged to use a detour route using LA 415 to U.S. 190 to I-49 back to I-10. A portion of the bridge deck was damaged following a multi-vehicle crash involving a vehicle fire in August 2019 that caused spalling to occur, resulting in some of the surface concrete to crack and flake off. The bridge was deemed structurally sound after a thorough bridge inspection.

Drivers are encouraged to use a detour route using LA 415 to US 190 to I-49 back to I-10.
Drivers are encouraged to use a detour route using LA 415 to US 190 to I-49 back to I-10. (Source: DOTD)

One westbound lane of travel on Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge will be closed at Convention Street from Friday, Jan. 10 at 7 a.m. until Sunday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m.

A section of E Railroad Street in Central will be closed to traffic for one week beginning Jan. 6 as crews unload and install a new transformer in the area.

Section of E. Railroad Street closure for Jan. 6.
Section of E. Railroad Street closure for Jan. 6. (Source: Central)

ONGOING ROAD CLOSURES

River Oaks Road off Highway 73 in Geismar will be closed to through traffic immediately due to unsafe bridge conditions. The bridge will need to be replaced, however, the Ascension Parish Department of Public Works did not provide a specific timeline for the project. Residents living north of the bridge can enter/exit through Jackie Robinson Park onto Coco Road.

The Congress Boulevard Bridge over Dawson Bayou between Perkins Road and Concord Avenue will closed beginning Dec. 20, 2019 and will remain closed until further notice. Alternate route is College Drive to Bennington Avenue to Jamestown Avenue to Congress Boulevard.

The South Flannery Road bridge between Old Hammond Highway and Goodwood Boulevard will be closed immediately for emergency repairs. The detour route is Old Hammond Highway to Sherwood Forest Boulevard to Goodwood Boulevard.

Government Street near Wiltz Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. The closure will last until further notice. The closure involves emergency sewer repair. Drivers should expect delays.

The Port Hudson-Pride Road Bridge over Copper Mill Bayou between Munson Drive and Pin Oak Lane will be closed immediately for bridge repairs Friday, June 21, 2019. The detour route will be Zachary-Slaughter Road to Rollins Road to Old Scenic Highway to Port Hudson-Pride Road.

LA 22 near LA 70 in Ascension Parish will be closed for 1.217 miles beginning June 17, 2019. Drivers should expect a reduction in speed limit by 10 mph lower the posted speed. No over-sized loads greater than 10’ wide will be allowed through the construction zone.

Starting in June of 2019, all westbound lanes of I-10 between Bayou Manchac and Highland Road will shift to new travel lanes as part of the ongoing major widening project. The shift will occur just before the Bayou Manchac bridge. All westbound traffic will be shifted left to newly constructed lanes in the footprint of the median between the westbound and eastbound lanes. Vehicles will still be able to exit at Highland Road. Interstate traffic will continue on the new lanes over a new overpass above Highland. Once traffic clear the new overpass, vehicles will be shifted back to the current configuration.

The Frenchtown Road Bridge over Beaver Bayou will be closed until further notice. The bridge is about 130 feet west of Chaumont Avenue. The detour route is Central Thruway to Greenwell Springs Road to Thibodeaux Road.

Highway 30 at Purpera Road in Gonzales will be down to one lane at times while crews work to complete construction work on the turning lanes. Times and dates of the work and the lane closures are fluid.

The LA 964 and US 61 intersection near Thompson Creek will be closed for the duration of the construction of the roadway and bridge on US 61 over Thompson Creek at the East and West Feliciana Parish line. The closure will begin Sept. 4, 2019 with plans to re-open June 15, 2021.

LA 964 will be closed to thru traffic from LA 68 to US 61. Local traffic only will be allowed through the closure to access the few houses and one business located along LA 964, near US 61.

  • DETOUR ROUTES: The detour for LA 964 westbound traffic will be to access LA 68 to US 61. The detour for LA 964 eastbound traffic will be to access LA 68 to LA 964.

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