FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures

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

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

Highland Road will be closed at the I-10 intersection overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 17. Drivers may take I-10 WB to Seigen Lane Interchange and I-10 EB to LA 73 Interchange as detour routes.

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.


SUNSHINE BRIDGE:

Beginning Sunday, November 10, until Friday, November 15, single-lane closures will occur on the LA 70 Sunshine Bridge while crews install roadway striping. The lane closures will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and as weather permits.


ONGOING ROAD CLOSURES

On Monday, Oct. 28, Brightside Lane will be closed between LA 30 and 1000 West of the LA 30 intersection until Friday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. Traffic may detour using Ben Hur Road West to LA 327 (River Road) North to Brightside Lane and Gourrier Avenue West to LA 327 (River Road) South to Brightside Lane.

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

Babin Road north of Gonzales will be closed beginning Friday, Aug. 23 to replace the bridge over Bayou Narcisse. Drivers should detour on KC Road to the west or US 61 to the east. The closure is expected to last 90 days.

There will be single lane overnight closures on I-10 eastbound and westbound from Highland Road to LA 73. Only one lane will be closed at a time.

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. 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. 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, 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.

LA 441 North, from LA 442 - LA 16, will be under construction beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 6. This work is expected to be completed in October of 2019. Please be prepared for road closures and intermittent delays. These lane closures are necessary while crews perform drainage work, milling, soil cement base work, install new asphalt pavement, and other related work. To avoid the construction zone Southbound motorists may use LA 16 - LA 43 to LA 442 as an alternate route. To avoid the construction zone Northbound motorists may use LA 442 - LA 43 to LA 16 as an alternate route.

EAST AND WEST FELICIANA

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 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: Detour signs will be in place.

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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