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Lee Drive to close this evening; will reopen Monday evening

Lee Drive to close this evening; will reopen Monday evening
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POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 11:45am

Lee Drive will be completely closed to traffic between Blue Bell Drive and Bennett Drive beginning today at 7:00 p.m. The road is expected to re-open Monday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m.

The posted detour is Highland Road/ Stanford Avenue/ Perkins Road/ LSU Avenue. Stanford Drive is currently under construction so motorists should expect delays. Please allow additional time for trips to and from the area, and utilize alternative routes where possible.

Please note that no vehicles, including permitted loads, will be allowed through the construction zone.

This closure is required to allow the contractor to remove and replace a drainage pipe across Lee Drive. The drainage pipe was not originally planned as part of the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Program Central Consolidated Force Main Phase II Capacity Improvement Project. However during the project it was found to be deteriorated beyond repair and thus requiring replacement. 

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