St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

US 61 at Belle Terre Blvd. Lane Closure Update

US 61 at Belle Terre Blvd. Lane Closure Update

Friday, May 16, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish - The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will continue alternating northbound and southbound right lane closures at US 61 and Belle Terre Blvd. through June 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for roadway widening and asphalt paving. 

One lane in each direction will be open at all times. Reduced speed limits will be posted. Motorist may experience a 15 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. The project is scheduled for completion in June, weather permitting.  


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.