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Travel Lanes Construction

Any lane closures will occur at night or on the weekends. During weekday daytime hours, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.

  • All new travel lanes will be built within the current footprint of the interstate, between the two current eastbound and westbound lanes.
  • Crews will build new inside lanes and shoulders for eastbound and westbound traffic. Those lanes will tie in with the existing travel lanes to create three lanes of traffic in each direction.
  • Before the project is completed, crews will inspect the existing four interstate lanes and perform any repair/patching work.
  • The cable barrier system between Highland Road and the wooded median of the interstate in Ascension Parish will be removed and replaced with concrete barriers to separate the eastbound and westbound traffic.