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.

Government Street (LA 73) will have inside lane closures in both directions beginning Monday, July 8, and continuing through Monday, August 19. Closures will be between Edison St. and S. Foster Dr. One lane of travel will be maintained in both directions at all times.

There will be alternating lane closures in all directions at the intersection of Airline Highway and Florida Boulevard beginning Wednesday, June 19, until Thursday, July 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

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.

LA 1029 (Corbin Ave) will be closed to all traffic at the following locations and times (weather permitting) while crews replace cross drain pipes. Only one location will be closed at a time.

  • 1.35 miles north of US 190 (0.24 miles south of LA 447) starting July 22 at 7 a.m. and ending on July 23 at 4 p.m.
  • 0.97 miles north of US 190 (0.62 miles south of LA 447) starting July 24 at 7 a.m. and ending on July 25 at 4 p.m.
  • 0.93 miles north of US 190 (0.66 miles south of LA 447) starting July 29 at 7 a.m. and ending on July 30 at 4 p.m.
  • 0.03 miles north of US 190 (1.56 miles south of LA 447) starting on July 31 at 7 a.m. and ending on August 1 at 4 p.m.

Motorists traveling north on LA 1029 should take US 190 west to LA 447 north back to LA 1029. Motorists traveling south on LA 1029 should take LA 447 south to US 190 east back to LA 1029.

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.


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.

Jefferson Highway (LA 73) will have alternating lane closures beginning Wednesday, June 19, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 2, between the intersections of Airline Highway (US 61) and Tiger Bend. Closures times will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 8 p.m to 5 a.m. Monday through 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. These closures are necessary for sealing cracks, concrete pavement patching, removing and repairing concrete sidewalk, and repairing concrete curb and gutter.

LA 42 (Highland Road) will be closed in both directions at the I-10 interchange beginning Monday, June 17 through Sunday, July 7 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. The closure is necessary for I-10 bridge work over Highland Road. Traffic headed east on Highland should detour via I-10 E to LA 73, then I-10 W back to Highland. Westbound traffic should detour via I-10 W to Siegen Lane, then I-10 E back to Highland.

The eastbound lanes of Government Street, between 16th Street and S Eugene Street, will be closed beginning Saturday, May 18, and continuing through Sunday, June 30. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and shifted into the westbound lanes.

Jefferson Highway (LA 73) will have intermittent lane closures beginning Tuesday, May 28 and continuing through Monday, July 1 between the intersections of Airline Highway (US 61) and Highland Road (LA 42). Closures will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. One lane of travel will be maintained at all times. These closures are necessary for asphalt milling, sealing cracks, concrete pavement patching, removing and repairing concrete sidewalk, and repairing concrete curb and gutter. These closures are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

Highway 929 (Braud Road) in Gonzales will be closed at Patty Jo Lane to install box culverts that will facilitate drainage. Traffic can detour on Abby James Road to the north and on Causey Road to the south. The road will close beginning Monday, June 3. Repairs are expected to take four weeks.

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..

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