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.

At the interchange of Airline Hwy (US 61) and Florida Blvd (US 190), there will be alternating lane closures in all directions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, and continuing through Friday, Sept. 27. Each day, closures will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday.

A road closure will take place on LA 42 (Highland Rd.) from the I-10/Highland Rd. Eastbound Off/Westbound On Ramp Interchange to the I-10/Highland Rd. Eastbound On Ramp/Westbound Off Ramp Interchange. The closure is set to occur daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning on Monday, September 16 until Saturday, September 28.

LA 42 (Highland Rd.) from Siegen Ln. to Perkins Rd.,will have intermittent lane closures from Monday, Sept. 16 until Friday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day.

I-10 E will have one lane closed from Highland Rd. to Hwy 73 on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Permit loads over 11’ should call the permit office for alternate routes.

River Road near Placid Oil Refinery, in West Baton Rouge Parish, will have an intermittent lane closure just north of LA 987-3 starting Monday, Aug. 26 6 a.m. until Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Placid will be installing scaffolding equipment needed to perform work on a pipe rack truss crossing LA 986 (River Road). Due to this work, the truss clearance height will be lowered from 19 feet to 16 feet.

At the interchange of Airline Hwy (US 61) and Florida Blvd (US 190), there will be alternating lane closures in all directions beginning Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing through Monday, Sept. 30. Closures will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Jefferson Hwy (LA 73) will have alternating lane closures beginning Monday, Aug. 26 and continuing through Monday, Sept. 30, between the intersections of Tiger Bend Rd and Highland Rd (LA 948). Closures times will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 8 p.m to 5 a.m. Monday to Friday. Weekend closures will also take place from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. One lane of travel will be maintained at all times.

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.

I-12 in LIVINGSTON PARISH:

The following closures will take place on I-12 near the Satsuma Exit. Motorists wanting to avoid this construction zone should see the detours mentioned below.

I-12 Westbound On/Off Ramps at Exit #19 (Satsuma Interchange) will be closed intermittently from Friday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., nightly, weather permitting.

I-12 Westbound from 1 mile west of the Satsuma Exit to 1/2 mile east of the exit will have lane closures from Friday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly, weather permitting.

At least one lane will be open at all times. These closures will allow crews to stripe the roadway.

Detours for I-12 On/Off Ramp traffic at the Satsuma Exit:

Westbound I-12 motorists wanting to exit at Satsuma may take LA 63 North to US 190 West to South Satsuma Road.Westbound I-12 motorists wanting to enter I-12 at Satsuma may take South Satsuma North to US 190 West to LA 447 South back to I-12 West.

Detours for I-12 through traffic:

Westbound I-12 motorists may take LA 63 North to US 190 West to LA 447 South back to I-12.Eastbound I-12 motorists may take LA 447 North to US 190 East to LA 63 South back to I-12.


SUNSHINE BRIDGE:

Beginning Tuesday, July 2, westbound traffic will be shifted to the inside lane of the Sunshine Bridge while crews continue maintenance work on the bridge.

In order to accomplish this shift, the westbound lanes will have a temporary intermittent closures to allow crews to adjust the concrete barriers. This maintenance project includes replacing the finger joints of the approach spans, restoring the approach girder splicing, and repairs to the top chord safety handrails.

The Sunshine Bridge westbound on-ramp from LA 44 – River Road will be closed during the duration of this work. A signed detour will be in place and will have motorists traveling on LA 44 East to turn onto LA 22 East and continue to LA 70 West to the bridge.

The two eastbound lanes will remain open for travel and the inside westbound lane will be the only lane open while crews continue maintenance work. There are no weight restrictions in either directions, however, the westbound lane will be restricted to 10-feet in width.


ONGOING ROAD CLOSURES:

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.

Laurel Ridge Road in St. Amant will close beginning Monday, Aug. 19 for a complete reconstruction. Work is expected to be completed by the beginning of September.

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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