Construction and road closures in EBR and Ascension Parish, according to DOTD

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Traffic, construction cones and lots of frustration is what fills the streets because of road closures and construction in East Baton Rouge and Ascension parish, according to DOTD.

“[It] just seems like now everybody’s doing construction at the most awkward times and days,” Chey Cloud said. “I’m pretty frustrated because I have to schedule out another 20 minutes for leaving work.” 

Cloud says she works near LA-427 which is currently closed through Saturday, except for local traffic. Cloud says the closure creates lots of traffic which has negatively impacted her life.

“Just having to be late to work all the time because [of] how horrible the traffic is gets annoying, because that can reflect bad on me even though it’s just bad timing,” Cloud said.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Developments advises motorists of an upcoming lane closure at Bayou Manchac bridge on Airline highway, one mile north of Perkins road. DOTD says construction will be in the area too.

Tristan Foss says he wishes everything would be over soon.

“It’ll definitely get better once construction calms down again,” Foss said. 

Foss says he lives in the area and the constant traffic has become a major pain.

“It’s like, man do I really want to go anywhere because I know I’ll have to sit in the traffic,” Foss said. “It kind of just completely changes how I go about planning my day.”

DOTD says they advise everyone to drive with caution. Both Cloud and Foss say they can’t wait for the day when traffic in the area is no longer a problem.

DOTD says the type of work being done is clearing and grubbing, removal of bridges, grading, drainage structures and more. 

Friday is the day of the week with the most crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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