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Easter Weekend Road Work and Closures in Louisiana

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Are you hitting the road for Easter? Whether you’re searching for chocolate bunnies or taking a long weekend, be aware of what’s ahead on the roads of Louisiana before you go. Here are the highlights from LA DOTD:

Around Baton Rouge: note the reduced speed limit within the construction zones on I-10 and I-12.

In St. Mary Parish, it is important to note that truck traffic greater than 15-25 tons is prohibited from traveling on the U.S. 90 Bayou Ramos Bridge in Morgan City.  The temporary detour for trucks traveling westbound will include U.S. 90 to La. 662 (Exit 182) to La. 182 to U.S. 90. The temporary detour for trucks traveling eastbound will consist of U.S. 90 to La. 182 (La. 182/ La. 70 exit) to La. 662 to U.S. 90.

In Vermilion Parish, La. 92 will be closed at Vermilion/Acadia parish line.

Drivers should note that the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge is restricted to one lane in each direction for ongoing bridge repair work.

In Rapides Parish, there will be intermittent lane closures on the elevated portions of I-49 between Sugarhouse Road and Airbase Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.  Additionally, I-49 will have alternating lane closures in both directions between the MacArthur Drive Interchange and Airbase Road from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.  Lastly, the southbound lanes of I-49 will have alternating closures daily just south of the Woodworth exit.

Also, in Rapides Parish, the right, southbound lane of U.S. 167 (Pineville Expressway) will remain closed from the south junction of La. 3225 to the north junction of La. 3225.

In Natchitoches Parish, one southbound lane of I-49 will remain closed between La. 6 and La. 478 and one northbound lane will remain closed near La. 478.

In Vernon Parish, at the Bayou Zourie Bridge in Pickering, the northbound travel lanes on U.S. 171 will be closed.  Both northbound and southbound traffic will utilize the southbound lanes.

You can also access up-to-date information about weather-related road conditions, construction activities and other critical incidents by dialing 511. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information System Web site at www.511la.org. Traffic cameras for the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Hammond/Northshore, Houma, Lake Charles, Monroe/West Monroe, New Orleans, Shreveport/Bossier and surrounding areas also may be viewed from the 511 site.

We hope you travel safely this weekend and every day! Have a joyous Easter!

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