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.

Highland Road at South Campus Drive on the LSU campus will have a partial lane closure Tuesday, July 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

N. 7th Street Northbound between Convention Street and Florida Street will have partial lane closures on the northbound east side only from 7 a.m. Monday, July 20 until 5 p.m. Friday, July 24.


LONG-TERM ROAD CLOSURES

The second Plaquemine/Sunshine ferry will be out of service for approximately eight weeks, depending on dry dock availability.

The vessel is to undergoing propeller shaft repairs mandated by the U.S. Coast Guard.

While the second ferry is being repaired, the primary ferry’s schedule will be extended to provide greater service. The hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday from 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

LA 327 (River Road) will have alternating lane closures beginning Friday, June 26 and continuing through Friday, July 10 between LA 327-S (at the L’Auberge roundabout) to the East Baton Rouge/Iberville parish line. Closure times will be from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic through the work zone. These closures are necessary for milling and overlaying asphalt. These closures are subject to change due to adverse weather conditions.

Highway 73 in Prairieville will have single lane closures at the Henry Road intersection beginning on Thursday, June 18 until July 31.

Highway 73 (Old Jefferson Highway) from the Bayou Manchac Bridge through the Oakland Lane intersection willbe partially closed starting Thursday, June 18 through Friday, July 31. The closures will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. The lane closures are needed for paving operations on Highway 73 and Oakland Lane that will add turn lanes. Traffic will be allowed to pass during construction, but drivers should expect delays as only single lane traffic will be provided because of intermittent lane closures.

Barnett Road from Mt. Pleasant Road to Barnett Cutoff Road will be partially closed Tuesday, June 16 at 6 a.m. to Friday, July 31 at 6 p.m. for full depth asphalt patching, shoulder construction, and thermoplastic striping.

Flanacher Road from US 61 to LA 964 will have partial lane closures Monday, June 22 at 6 a.m. to Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m. The closure is necessary for construction layout, full depth asphalt patching, cold planing, and asphalt overlay.

Pride Port Hudson Road from LA 19 to LA 409 (Liberty Road) will have partial lane closures for road work beginning Monday, June 22 at 6 a.m. to Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 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 progressing, 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.

St. Louis Street between North Boulevard and Government Street will become a two-way street to traffic beginning Monday, April 20 at 6:30 a.m.

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.

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, Aug. 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 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 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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