St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

CN Railroad Crews Begin Maintenance: Emergency Road Closure at LA 3217 (Bayou Steel Road) Today

CN Railroad Crews Begin Maintenance: Emergency Road Closure at LA 3217 (Bayou Steel Road) Today

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – This month CN crews began an eight-week maintenance program along the Baton Rouge subdivision between Kenner and Geismar, Louisiana. As part of the project, CN will replace about 44,000 railroad ties and improve more than 100 railroad crossings along a 40-mile stretch through St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes.

Beginning today, CN crews will be working in St. John the Baptist Parish covering more than a mile day. 

Although this work is not included in the maintenance work, an emergency road closure was issued for today at LA3217, locally known as Bayou Steel Road, (between LA628 and US 61) at the railroad crossing until 3:30 p.m. today for emergency railroad  pad repairs. Other closures moving forward are not foreseen; however, additional notifications will be released if emergency closures are necessary.

DETOUR INFO:

  • Northbound motorists on LA 3217 (Bayou Steel Rd) should go west on LA 628, then north on LA 636 (McReine Rd) to U.S. 61.
  • Southbound motorists on LA 3217 (Bayou Steel Rd) should go west on U.S. 61, then south on LA 636 (McReine Rd) to LA 628.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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