St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

US 61 @ Belle Terre Blvd Road & Lane Closure Update

US 61 @ Belle Terre Blvd Road & Lane Closure Update

May 1, 2014

Alternating northbound and southbound left lane closures will continue at US 61 (Airline Hwy) and Belle Terre Blvd until Friday, May 9, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for pavement widening to extend the left turn lane from US 61 to Belle Terre. 

One lane in each direction will be open at all times. Reduced speed limits will be posted. Motorist may experience a 5 to 10 minute delay.

Construction is in relation to a $1,994,912.95 project that includes a double left turn lane from southbound Airline Hwy (toward New Orleans) to Belle Terre Blvd, drainage work, widening of the existing roadway, construction of curb and gutter, and a curbed median.


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.

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