Alternating lane closures heading to the Port of Greater Baton Rouge

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Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)

PORT ALLEN, La. (The West Side Journal) -Beginning on Thursday, January 7, Capital Drive and Ernest Wilson Drive going to the Port of Greater Baton Rouge will have alternating lane closures in both directions.

These roads will be closed from Thursday, January 7th to Friday, January 8th.

This road closure is needed to tie in the asphalt pavement to the railroad crossings.

During this closure, flaggers will be present to guide traffic through the work zone.

Drive with caution through construction sites, and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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