BATON ROUGE, LA — Beginning Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 6 a.m., workers plan to close the intersection of South Harrell’s Ferry Road and Millerville Road for two days as part of a Green Light Plan project to widen the roadway.
The closure is necessary to allow for the installation of drainage pipe across South Harrell’s Ferry Road and Millerville Road as part of the roadway construction project. Plans call for workers to reopen the roadway to the traveling public on Sunday, August 28, at 6 p.m., weather permitting.
Motorists should plan to use South Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Jones Creek Road, O’Neal Lane, and Coursey Boulevard as detours during the two-day closure (see attached detour map). Access to the South Harrell’s Ferry Road at Millerville Road intersection will be fully closed to vehicles and the traveling public during the closure period.
Message signs warning of the closure will be posted on both South Harrell’s Ferry Road and Millerville Road, and motorists should exercise extreme caution when traveling in the vicinity. Travel times may be affected, and motorists are encouraged to factor in potential delays when utilizing detour routes during the intersection closure period.
Work began last September to widen that stretch of South Harrell’s Ferry Road as part of the Green Light Plan to relieve congestion on major traffic arteries in East Baton Rouge Parish. The South Harrell’s Ferry Road – Segment 2 project will add two additional through lanes, sidewalks and a raised median to South Harrell’s Ferry Road from a point 1,100-feet east of Millerville Road to O’Neal Lane.
The project also includes a new intersection at South Harrell’s Ferry Road and Jones Creek Road and a new drainage crossing and raised roadway at the Knox Branch crossing between Jones Creek Road and O’Neal Lane.
Other Green Light Plan projects in the area are now under construction to widen O’Neal Lane from a point south of South Harrell’s Ferry Road to 1,250 feet south of Interstate 12 and to widen South Harrell’s Ferry Road from Millerville Road to South Sherwood Forest Boulevard.