FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road Closures
FILE PHOTO: Road Closed

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

An emergency road closure will take place on LA 30 starting Thursday, Mar. 21 until further notice. No thru traffic will be allowed to pass. The closure will be about half a mile west of Bayou Paul Lane. The closure is necessary for cleanup operations due to an overturned tanker. Alternate routes are available. Drivers should detour LA 30 to LA 74 then take LA 75 to LA 327 back to LA 30.

The right lane on LA 1 South on the Intracoastal Bridge is closed until further notice due to repair work on the bridge. There are no truck weight restriction at this time and permit load restrictions are up to 12-feet wide.

Beginning Friday, Mar. 15, and ending Mar. 22, there will be alternating lane closures north and southbound on the Intracoastal Bridge, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. These closures are needed for replacement of the bridge joints.

US 61/190 (Airline Hwy) Northbound and Southbound between Greenwell St. and Mississippi River Bridge may have one lane closed from Friday, March 22nd at 8 p.m. until Monday, March 25th at 5 a.m., weather permitting. At least one lane in either direction will be open at all times. This closure is necessary for pavement patching and related work.

North Boulevard will be closed between Lafayette and N 3rd Street beginning Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 7 a.m. until Sunday, Mar. 31. The closure is necessary for pedestrian improvements. Drivers should expect major delays. Detour route is Florida Street to N 4th Street.

LA 67 (Plank Road) from Winbourne Avenue to Winnebago Street, will have a northbound lane closure from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 20, and Thursday, Mar. 21. This closure is to allow crews safe access to an existing manhole .

Chestnut Place, Bernice Drive, Elm Place, Walnut Place, and Palm Place in Luling will be closed on Mar. 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for road paving. Emergency vehicles and school buses will not be able to pass.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 23, both eastbound lanes of the Sunshine Bridge will be open for thru traffic. Crews will begin working on the westbound lanes of the bridge staring on Monday, Mar. 26.

The 3000 block Highland Road, directly in front of The Chimes Restaurant will have a lane closure, including the shoulder, parking lanes, and sidewalk, from Monday, Apr. 15 at 6:30 a.m. to Friday, Apr. 19, at 5 p.m. A crane will be put in place to install structural steel inside of The Chimes. All northbound traffic will be detoured down Dalrymple Drive.

Effective immediately, the following high water notices are in place due to high south winds and rain:

  • All routes (LA 70, LA 997 and LA 182) remain open with high water signs posted.
  • High Water LA 70 (lower St. Martin Parish): LA 70 between milepost 7 and 8 has water across the entire roadway in three locations
  • High Water LA 997 (Iberia Parish / east side of Atchafalaya Basin): Water on LA 997 north and southbound between milepost 4 and 5
  • High Water LA 182 (Assumption Parish): LA 182 east and westbound between milepost 184 and 184.5
  • No other routes are affected at this time. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes and avoid the high water areas.

Beginning Friday, Mar. 15, and ending Mar. 22, there will be alternating lane closures north and southbound on the Intracoastal Bridge, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. These closures are needed for replacement of the bridge joints.

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.

South Sherwood Forest Boulevard between Airline Highway and Lake Sherwood will have significant traffic delays. Partial closures will begin Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6 a.m. until Sunday, Mar. 31 at 5 p.m. Northbound and southbound inside lanes will be closed for construction.

Claycut Road between South Acadian Thruway and Marwede Avenue will be closed from Monday, July 23 until Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 for the replacement of the bridge over Dawson Creek.

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..

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