St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

DOTD Extends alternating Lane Closures on Airline through February 28

DOTD Extends alternating Lane Closures on Airline through February 28

Monday, February 3, 2014

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will continue alternating northbound and southbound right lane closures through Friday, February 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for roadway widening and construction of curb and gutter.

One lane in each direction will be open at all times.  Reduced speed limits will be posted.  Motorist may experience a 15 minute delay.

Southbound US 61 motorist can detour by taking LA 3179 for 1.9 miles to LA 44, then left on LA 44 for 3.1 miles to LA 3224 (Hemlock St.), then left on LA 3224 for .02 miles to US 61.  The detour for northbound motorist is LA 3224 to LA 44, then LA 44 to LA 3179.

Please drive with caution through the work site and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.

Construction is in relation to a $1,994,912.95 project on the intersection of US Hwy 61 (Airline Hwy) and US Hwy 3188 (Belle Terre Blvd).

The project scope will include a double left turn lane from southbound Airline Hwy (toward New Orleans) to Belle Terre Blvd and will include drainage work, widening of the existing roadway, construction of curb and gutter, and a curbed median. The construction will take place approximately 2000 feet, beginning west of Elm St. and ending approximately 700 feet east of Belle Terre. The roadway will be overlaid and restriped within the project limits.