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.

Blount Road between Gibbens Road and Plank Road will be closed Monday, Nov. 30 at 7 a.m. through Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. The closure is necessary for annual sewer repair and pavement restoration.

College Drive at Westdale Drive will have a partial lane closure from Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 a.m. until Monday, Nov. 23 at 7 a.m.

N 7th Street will be changed to two-way from Lakeland Drive to Whittaker Avenue. The street will be fully closed from Whittaker to State Capitol Drive, which will only be open to residents from N 7th to Capitol Access. This change will be in place until Friday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m.


LONG-TERM ROAD CLOSURES

Corporate Boulevard from College Drive to Jefferson Highway (LA 73) will have partial lane closures from 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 until 7 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2021.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 13, the 4-way stop sign at the intersection of Braud Road and Germany Road in Prairieville will be replaced by a traffic signal light. That intersection is included in the Move Ascension projects list, and is slated for a roundabout. Two different residential developments are under construction there, and as a provision of their approval, the developer agreed to pay for the signal’s installation. The developer is also adding turn lanes and road striping at the subdivision entrances. Electronic message boards will be placed near the intersection reminding drivers of the new traffic light and urging caution. The traffic signal will remain in place until construction begins on the roundabout, which is estimated to be in 2022.

Braud Road at Germany Road
Braud Road at Germany Road (Source: Ascension Parish Government)

Government Street will have inside lane closures in both directions between the intersections of Jefferson Highway and Lobdell Avenue. These closures will continue from Monday, Nov. 2 through Monday, Nov. 30. One lane of travel will be maintained in all directions at all times. This closure is necessary for constructing median islands and pavement striping. These closures are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

Womack Road from South Tiger Bend Road to East End will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including milling, paving, soil cement, and shoulder work.

Seven Pine Avenue from Jones Creek to Tiger Bend will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including milling, soil cement, paving, installation of handicap ramps, and curb and gutter work.

Pecan Meadows, Pine Shadows Avenue, Longmeadow Drive, and Hickory Knoll Avenue (Fair Oaks Estates) will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including patching, milling, paving, installation of handicap ramps, curb and gutter work, and shoulder work.

Summer Ridge Drive, Autumn Ridge Avenue, and Charter Ridge Court (Highland Ridge subdivision) will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including patching, milling, paving, installation of handicap ramps, and curb and gutter work.

Parterre Drive, Jardin Court, Tresaunce Court, and Praetorium Court (Parterre subdivision) will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including patching, milling, paving, installation of handicap ramps, and curb and gutter work.

Azalea Lakes Avenue, Garden Oaks Drive, Cherry Oak Drive, and Lake Iris Avenue (Azalea Lakes subdivision) will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including patching, milling, paving, installation of handicap ramps, curb and gutter work, and shoulder work.

Highland Crossing Street, Winterberry Lane, and Cherry Bark Drive will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including patching, milling, paving, installation of handicap ramps, curb and gutter work, and shoulder work.

Ben Hur Road from E Highway 30 to Burbank Drive will be partially closed through Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for road rehabilitation, including milling, soil cement, and paving.

Hoo Shoo Too Road (Jefferson Highway to S Tiger Bend) will have significant traffic delays. Partial closures will begin Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 a.m. until Friday, Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. Closure of the lane involves improving the road condition at this location. Intermittent closures with flagmen will be present.

Richland Creek Bridge on LA 422 in East Feliciana Parish is out due to severe damage from Hurricane Delta to the bridge deck. This bridge is located 6.5 miles east of LA 19 and 5.5 miles west of LA 67. The duration of this closure is unknown, but is expected to take at least until mid-December for the new bridge to be completed. However, inclement weather may extend the closure.

Detour Information

  • The road will be closed to thru traffic
  • The bridge is CLOSED
  • All eastbound vehicles must detour using LA 19 South, to LA 10 East, to LA 67 North. All westbound vehicles must detour using LA 67 South, to LA 10 West, to LA 19 North.

Corporate Boulevard from Trust Drive to Town Center Boulevard will be partially closed Monday, Oct. 19 at 6 a.m. through Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. The partial closure is necessary for concrete patching.

There will be lane closures at the roundabout at Government Street/Lobdell Avenue/Independence Boulevard from Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 6. Please proceed with caution at the roundabout, as workers will be present in median islands and inside the roundabout. These closures are necessary for constructing roundabout islands and pouring concrete curbs.

There will be inside lane closures in both directions on Government Street between the intersections of Jefferson Highway and Lobdell Avenue from Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Nov. 6. One lane of travel will be maintained in all directions at all times. This closure is necessary for constructing median islands.

Nicholson Drive and North Stadium will have a partial lane closure for traffic light pole foundations beginning Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 a.m. until Monday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

Carpenter’s Chapel Road in Prairieville will be closed for repairs on Monday, May 4 beginning at 7 a.m. to replace a failed culvert. The closure will be just north of the intersection with Wendy Drive and will affect all residences to the end of the street.

Choctaw Drive, N Lobdell Drive, and N 3rd Street will be partially closed Monday, May 4 at 6:30 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The partial closures are necessary for asphalt overlay and concrete patching.

The project to widen I-10 between Highland Road in Baton Rouge and LA 73 in Prairieville is ongoing, and the crew is working toward completing the project in the fall of 2020. Click here for a calendar of planned road closures related to this project.

Peachtree Boulevard between Florida Street and North Boulevard is closed due to COVID-19 testing at Baton Rouge General Medical Center until further notice.

Old Baker Road Bridge between Spur Lane and New Weis Road will be closed until further notice beginning Thursday, March 12. The detour route will be New Weis Road to LA 19 to Spur Lane.

Rodney Drive Bridge between Palmetto Drive and Chandler Drive will be closed immediately for emergency bridge repair. The detour route will be Kenilworth Parkway to Boone Drive or Chandler Drive to Louray Drive to Aries Avenue.

Cal Road between Airline Highway Service Road and Landsbury Avenue will be closed beginning Wednesday, Feb. 12 for bridge repairs. The detour route will be Jefferson Highway to Floynell Drive to Cal Road.

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 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.

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 reopen 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 W 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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