Urgent closure of right lane of I-12 westbound Concrete joint separated

Urgent closure of right lane of I-12 westbound Concrete joint separated
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 9:16am

Baton Rouge - Beginning at 10 a.m. today, the right lane on I-12 westbound will be closed for approximately ½ mile beginning at the top of the 4-H Club Road overpass. This closure is necessary to repair a section of the roadway that separated from its joints. The closure will be in place until 2 p.m.

All emergency vehicles have access through the area, and oversized loads/vehicles are permitted to travel through these areas with proper permits and escorts.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development appreciates your patience and encourages drivers to exercise caution and obey all warning signs through the construction area. Please be aware of all construction workers and equipment.

For the safety of the media, construction workers and the traveling public, any media member wanting to get video or photographs of construction activities must contact the Geaux Wider team. Anyone who does not have prior authorization will be escorted off the project site.

The Louisiana DOTD Geaux Wider program is a multi-year construction initiative designed to increase capacity, improve safety and enhance mobility on Interstates 10 and 12 in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes.

The following interstate segments will be widened to six lanes under the Geaux Wider program:

  • Interstate 10, from the I-10/12 split to Siegen Lane.
  • Interstate 10, from the Siegen Lane interchange to Highland Road.
  • Interstate 12, from the O'Neal Lane interchange to Pete's Highway.
  • Interstate 12 eastbound, from Pete's Highway to Juban Road.

Construction is underway now with the completion date for the entire program estimated for late 2012. For more information, contact Louisiana DOTD Customer Service at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (3683) or visit www.geauxwider.com.

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