Louisiana DOTD announces upcoming road projects and closures

    BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) -
  • An emergency road closure will take on LA 18 at W 7th Street beginning Monday, January 29, 2018. This road closure is expected to last through Friday, February 16, 2018. This closure is a full road closure and no thru traffic will be allowed to pass during the road closure.

Detour routes are as follows:

West bound - LA 18 to LA 3120 then LA 70 to LA 3089 back to LA 18 
East bound - LA 18 to LA 3089 then LA 70 to LA 3120 back to LA 18

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Thursday, February 1, construction will begin on a $3.07 million project to construct a roundabout at the intersection of LA 31 and LA 92-1, in St. Martin Parish.

The work is estimated to take place daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.

There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the project with delays of 5-10 minutes. The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

LA 182, LA 96, and LA 347 may be used as alternate routes.

Roundabouts are one-way, circular intersections designed to improve safety and efficiency for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Roundabouts reduce crashes by decreasing stop-and-go traffic.

The project is estimated for completion in October, 2018.

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Monday, February 5, construction will begin on a $2.7 million project on LA 31 from LA 350 to LA 351 in St. Martin Parish.

The work is estimated to take place daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.

There will be intermittent lane closures and a pilot car will be used throughout the project. The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

LA 347 may be used as an alternate route between Parks and Breaux Bridge.

The project will include replacing drainage structures, cold planing asphaltic concrete, asphalt pavement patching, milling asphalt pavement, and related work.

The project is estimated for completion in November, 2018.

  • St. Tammany Parish - I-59 to I-10 Junction: H.011926

Beginning Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 9, the Southbound Inside lane and the Northbound Inside lane of I-59, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line to the I-59/I-10 Interchange will be closed as follows:

Southbound Day time: 9 a.m until 5 a.m.

Northbound Day time: 6 a.m. until 1 a.m.

This is for crews to continue the cable installation process, weather permitting.

One lane will remain open at all times, there will be no vehicle restrictions, and emergency vehicles will have access.

Detour: 

Southbound Motorists wishing to avoid any delays can exit I-59 in Picayune, MS, take Mississippi 43 S from Picayune to Mississippi 603 south in Kiln, MS and proceed south to I-10 West. 

Northbound Motorists wishing to avoid any delays can exit I-10 in Slidell, take I-10 E to MS 603 in Kiln, MS, from Kiln take MS 43 to I-59 in Picayune, MS.

  • US 190, Eastbound and Westbound from LA 16 (Pete's Hwy) to LA 447 (Walker), will have lane closures from Tuesday, January 30, 2018 through Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 8:00 pm - 6:00 am, nightly (weather permitting). At least one lane will remain open at all times.

These lane closures are necessary to allow crews to perform asphalt operations. 

To avoid the construction zone, motorists may use I-12 as an alternate route. 

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Sunday, April 1, construction will begin on an $18 million project on I-10 from LA 347 (Atchafalaya Basin Bridge) to LA 77 (Grosse Tete) in St. Martin and Iberville Parishes.

The work is estimated to take place 24 hours/day with intermittent lane closures throughout the project with 15 minute intervals during the day for unloading and loading equipment. 

In addition, intermittent single lane closures will take place nightly on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., and Sundays from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather permitting.

The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

US 190 may be used as an alternate route.

The project will include cleaning, painting, and repairing of concrete and metal bridge structures and related work.

The project is estimated for completion in June 2019.

  • I-10 MP 17 (East of Pete Seay Rd.) Eastbound and Westbound Intermittent Road Closures – Calcasieu Parish

I-10 MP 17 (East of Pete Seay Rd.) Eastbound and Westbound will be closed intermittently for short durations on Thursday February 1, 2018 and Saturday February 3, 2018 as follows:

Thursday 2/1/18: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday 2/3/18: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

These closures are necessary for private utility construction.

  • St. Tammany Parish / Orleans Parish I-10 Eastbound Lane Closure State Project H.011503

There will be a left lane and shoulder closure on I-10 Eastbound over the Twin Span Bridge (Mileposts 255.1 to Milepost 260.5) on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM, in order for crews to continue this project, weather permitting.

Permit/Detour Section:

Delays are anticipated to be minimal and no detour is noted. U.S. 90 and the U.S. 11 Bridge can be used as alternate routes. Two lanes in the Eastbound direction will remain open at all times. Emergency vehicles will have access and oversized loads will be allowed to pass through.

  • US 190, West Baton Rouge Parish, will have a right lane closure in the eastbound direction beginning at Riverview Rd. to the Old Mississippi River Bridge from 9am until 2pm beginning Thursday, February 8, 2018. This closure is for the installation of pavement markings.

This work will be performed weather permitting.

Please expect traffic to come to a complete stop, at times, during this closure.

This closure will allow vehicles 10-feet wide or less to pass through the construction zone.

  • There will be intermittent lane and shoulder closures on I-10 Eastbound and Westbound over the Twin Span Bridge (Mileposts 255.1 to Milepost 260.5) starting Monday February 5, 2018 through Friday, February 16, 2018 in order for crews to continue this project, weather permitting. There will be no lane or shoulder closures and no lane restrictions on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, February 13. 

In accordance with the project specifications there will be intermittent lane closures Westbound taking place from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. There will be intermittent lane closures Eastbound taking place from 6:30 AM until 2:00 PM.

Permit/Detour Section
Delays are anticipated to be minimal and no detour is noted. U.S. 90 and the U.S. 11 Bridge can
be used as alternate routes. Two lanes in the Eastbound direction and two lanes in the Westbound direction will remain open at all times. Emergency vehicles will have access and oversized loads will be allowed to pass through.

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that on Monday, February 5 and Tuesday, February 6, the I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin and Iberville Parishes will have alternating lane closures in the east and westbound directions for a sweeping operation.

This work is estimated to take place nightly from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m., weather permitting.

All permit and oversize loads along with emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass. There are no detours.

  • On Thursday, February 1, 2018 and Monday, February 5, 2018 LA 77 at Bayou Grosse Tete will be closed between the hours of 9:00am to 2:00pm. The location of closure is 7.4 miles West of LA 1 in Iberville Parish. The closure is required to perform bridge repairs. 

Detour Information

The road closure will not allow vehicles to pass thru the construction site. All Westbound vehicles must detour using LA 1 to I-10. All Eastbound vehicles must detour using I-10 to LA 1.

  • Today, the Joint Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee approved the state’s request for Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle Bonds, also known as GARVEE Bonds. 

With the $600 million bond, DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., laid out a plan that will lead to the construction on major infrastructure projects in Louisiana. These projects have been part of the State’s Transportation Master Plan for decades, though were never constructed due to budgetary restraints. 

The projects in the plan are already going through the state and federal processes needed to reach construction. Once funding is available, the state will construct:

• A substantial portion of the I-10 reconstruction and widening from the Mississippi River Bridge to the I-10/I-12 split in Baton Rouge.
• A new Interchange on I-10 in Kenner at Loyola Drive to serve the new Armstrong airport terminal currently under construction.
• A new access from I-20 directly into Barksdale AFB in Bossier City.
• Up to 10 percent of project cost for new toll bridges (the Belle Chasse bridge and tunnel replacement project would be eligible if the funds are necessary.)

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that beginning on Monday, February 5 until Saturday, February 17, the middle section of Albertson Parkway/St. Nazaire @ US 90 intersection will be closed to motorists due to road and bridge construction. 

US 90 in the eastbound and westbound directions will be open at all times. Westbound traffic on St. Nazaire will be detoured to LA 96. Traffic will not be allowed to cross US 90 at the St. Nazaire/Albertson Parkway intersection.

This work is estimated to take place nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting.

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area. 

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the inside lane and shoulder of I-49 Northbound, between Exit 19 – US 190 (Opelousas/Baton Rouge) and Exit 23 – US 167 north/LA 744 (Ville Platte), will be closed on Wednesday, February 7, for routine bridge inspection.

This closure will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., weather permitting.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the inside lane and shoulder of I-49 Southbound over US 167 at Exit 23 – US 167 north/LA 744 (Ville Platte), will be closed on Thursday, February 8, for routine bridge inspection.

This closure will take place from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m., weather permitting.

  • The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the inside lane and shoulder of I-49 Southbound at Exit 19 – US 190 (Opelousas/Baton Rouge), will be closed on Thursday, February 8, for routine bridge inspection.

This closure will take place from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., weather permitting.

  • Friday, February 2nd through Friday, February 9th at 8:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning (Weather Permitting). 

At least one lane will be open at all times in the following locations. 

• I-12 Eastbound and Westbound between I-10/ I-12 split and the Livingston Parish Line 
• I-10 Eastbound and Westbound between Acadian Thruway and the I-10/ I-12 split 
• College Dr. between I-10 Eastbound Exit 158 Ramp and Corporate Blvd. WB

This closure is necessary for concrete patching and related work.

There are no vehicle restrictions.

  • LA 64 Eastbound and Westbound between LA 67 & LA 964 may have one lane closed from Monday, February 5th through Thursday, February 8th at 8:00 PM each night until 5:00 AM the following morning (Weather Permitting). At least one lane in either direction will be open at all times. This closure is necessary for patching and related work.

There are no vehicle restrictions.

  • LA 408 (Hooper Rd.) will have one lane closed in the eastbound direction on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 6am until 6pm Sunday, February 4, 2018. This closure is to allow crews to demo and install new driveways.
  • John Barber Road Bridge (Holden), 0.75 miles S of LA 442 and 1.25 miles NE of LA 1036, will be closed from February 12, 2018 through May 31, 2018 (weather permitting). The bridge will be closed completely and no traffic will be able to pass while crews remove the existing bridge and replace it with a box culvert.

Motorists may use LA 442 to LA 1036 or LA 1036 to LA 442 as alternate routes.

  • Pea Ridge Road Bridge over Turkey Creek and John Barber Road Bridge over Mars Branch, will be under construction beginning Monday, February 12, 2018. This work is expected to be completed in December 2018. Please be prepared for intermittent delays and possible road closures. These closures are necessary to allow crews to install new cross drains on John Barber Bridge and install a new bridge on Pea Ridge Road.

To avoid the construction zone on Pea Ridge Road, motorists may take LA 442 to LA 43 to US 190 as an alternate route. 

To avoid the construction zone on John Barber Road, motorists may take LA 442 to LA 1036 as an alternate route.

  • I-12, Westbound Outside Travel Lane, from Approx. 3 miles West of Livingston (LA 63) to 1 mile East of LA 441 (Holden), will be closed Tuesday, February 6, 2018 through Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8:00 pm - 6:00 am, nightly (weather permitting). One lane will remain open at all times. This lane closure is to allow crews to do work on the existing bridge joints.

Motorists may take US 190 as an alternate route to avoid nightly lane closures during construction.

  • Ramp closures will continue on the I-10/LA 3188 entrance and exit ramps on the following nights from 8 PM to 4:30 AM, weather permitting, for an asphalt overlay.

Tuesday February 6 through Thursday February 8, I-10 west bound off ramp to LA 3188 and west bound on ramp from LA 3188 to I-12 WB.

A detour will be posted, directing motorist to exit I-10 at Exit 209 (US 51), travel south on US 51 to US 61, then north on US 61 to LA 3188. 

  • Lafourche Parish

Northbound US 90, approximately 1 ½ miles east of La 316, Monday, February 5, 2018, for approx 14 days, shoulder will be closed for pipeline work.

  • Lane closures and ramp closures will be in effect on I-55 between milepost 28 and mile post 31 and I-12 at milepost 38 to install overhead signs on the following nights from 8 pm to 5 am:

Monday February 5, right lane closure on I-55 south bound at milepost 30, the left lane will be open at all times. Exit 29B (I-55 SB to I-12 WB) will be closed. Motorists can detour to Exit 29A (I-55 SB to I-12 EB), take Exit 38B (I-12 EB to I-55NB) and then Exit 29B (I-55 NB to I-12 WB).

Tuesday February 6, right lane closure on westbound I-12, milepost 39, the left lane will be open at all times. Exit 38B (I-12 WB to I-55 NB) will be closed. Motorists can detour to Exit 38A (I-12 WB to I-55 SB), take Exit 29A (I-55 SB to I-12 EB), and then Exit 38B (I-12 EB to I-55 NB).

Wednesday February 7, right lane closure on I-55 north bound at milepost 29, the left lane will be open at all times. Exit 29A (I-55 NB to I-12 EB) will be closed. Motorist can detour to Exit 29B (I-55 NB to I-12 WB), take Exit 38A (I-12 WB to I-55 SB), and then Exit 29A (I-55 SB to I-12 EB).

Thursday February 8, right lane closure on westbound I-12, milepost 39, the left lane will be open at all times. Exit 38B (I-12 WB to I-55 NB) will be closed. Motorists can detour to Exit 38A (I-12 WB to I-55 SB), take Exit 29A (I-55 SB to I-12 EB), and then Exit 38B (I-12 EB to I-55 NB).


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