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.

Drivers may see slow-moving traffic during non-peak hours along portions of I-10 in West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes on April 1 and April 2. This work is scheduled to survey I-10 as part of the construction to overlay the existing roadway to increase the grading of this corridor.

Construction began Monday, March 30 on a Move Ascension project on Highway 73 at the Henry Road intersection, north of Airline Highway in Prairieville. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Intermittent lane closures will occur throughout the day. This schedule will continue until school returns in session or until further notice. This work is necessary to construct turn lanes in all three directions of this “T” intersection.

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

The eastbound lanes of Coursey Boulevard at S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard will be closed Monday, March 23 at 7 a.m. through Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m.

S Sherwood Forest Boulevard, between Florida Boulevard and Old Hammond Highway, will have significant traffic delays until April. Intermittent closures and flagging operations will begin Wednesday, March 11 at 6 a.m. until April 3 at 5 p.m. Northbound and southbound lanes will be under construction.

LA 30 near Lee Drive and Brightside Lane may have one lane closed from Sunday, March 29 through Friday, April 3 from 8 p.m. each night through 5 a.m the following morning (Weather Permitting). This lane closure is necessary for asphalt installation and related work.

The Burbank Drive and Lee Dive intersection may have lane closures from Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. until Monday, April 6 at 5 a.m (Weather Permitting). At least one lane in every direction shall remain open at all times. This closure is necessary for concrete patching and related work.


ONGOING ROAD CLOSURES

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 Rd to LA 19 to Spur Lane.

Goodwood Boulevard between Airline Highway and Stockton will be partially closed Tuesday, March 10 at 6 a.m. until Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. The partial closure is necessary for asphalt patching, cold planning, and paving.

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.

Beginning Friday, March 6, all lanes of Highland Road beneath I-10 will be closed after 9 p.m. each night so construction crews can put up steel girders and diaphragms for the third and final segment of a new I-10 overpass at Highland. The closure is scheduled for March 6 through April 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

DETOUR

  • If you need to travel Highland Road from north of I-10 to south of I-10, take I-10 westbound to Siegen Lane and return to the Highland Road exit via I-10 eastbound. If you need to travel Highland Road from south of I-10 to north of I-10, take I-10 eastbound to LA 73 and return to the Highland Road exit via I-10 westbound.

Choctaw Drive between N Sherwood Forest Drive and Central Thruway will be partially closed from Tuesday, March 3 at 6 a.m. until Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. One westbound and eastbound lane will be closed for cleaning and sealing concrete joints and for striping.

Avondale Drive between Woodsile to Westdale will be closed for asphalt patching. The closure will start on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. and end on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

Westdale Drive between Country Club Road to College Drive will be closed for asphalt paving. Only one lane will be shut down. The closure will start on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 a.m. and end on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

Park Boulevard between Magnolia Street and Government Street will be closed for asphalt paving and the installation of handicap ramps. The closure will start on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. and end on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

Fairway Drive between Jefferson to Old Hammond will be closed for road rehab. Only one lane will be shut down at a time. The closure will start Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. and end on Friday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

Beau Pre’ Subdivison between Northshore and Eastbay will be closed for road rehab. The closure will start on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. and end on Friday Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.

Myrtle Walk Street will be closed for patching, milling, and paving. The closure will start on Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 a.m. and end on Friday, August 21 at 6 p.m.

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 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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