BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Drivers should expect detours as the intersection of Florida Boulevard where it crosses O’Neal Lane and Central Thruway will close for repair work on Saturday, Oct. 15, according to DOTD.

Officials said the closure will begin at 4:30 a.m. Saturday and the road will reopen by the evening. Crews will be overlaying the driving surface for a smoother roadway.

Courtesy of DOTD

DOTD shares the following detour routes:

  • For motorists on Florida Blvd. eastbound, traffic will turn south onto O’Neal Ln. From there, motorists can either turn onto Old Hammond Hwy. westbound to reconnect with Florida Blvd., or they can continue south to connect with I-12 eastbound.
  • For motorists on Florida Blvd. westbound, traffic will turn north onto Central Thwy. Motorists can proceed to Greenwell Spring Rd. (LA 37) westbound, where there are several options to return to Florida Blvd.
  • For motorists on O’Neal Ln. northbound, traffic will be forced to turn either eastbound or westbound onto Old Hammond Hwy. Motorists on Old Hammond Hwy. eastbound can turn north on S. Stevendale Rd., west on Florida Blvd., and then north on Central Thwy.
  • For motorists on Central Thwy. southbound, traffic will turn west on Florida Blvd. Motorists may then use S. Flannery Rd. southbound or Sherwood Forest Blvd. southbound to connect with Old Hammond Hwy.