Traffic incidents and road conditions on US-61 in Louisiana

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Paving Operations  Active

Lanes Alternating
Paving Operations on US-61 Both Directions from Cleary Ave to River St. Lanes Alternating. Starting 2/20/2024 6:00 PM and Ending 2/23/2024 6:00 AM.
• Route Name: Eastbound (South) & Westbound (North) US 61 (Airline Dr) Start Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 6:00 PM End Date: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 6:00 AM (Weather Permitting) Closure Type: Roadwork Lanes Affected: Partial Closure/ Both Left and Right Lanes Special Notes: This is an Alternating lane closure. Start Cross Street: River St End Cross Street: Cleary Ave Recurrence: Alternating single lane closure from Tuesday night, Feb 20th - Thursday night, Feb 22nd, 6 PM - 6 AM each night, ending Friday morning, Feb 23rd for pavement markings, loop detectors and permanent signs
Start Date: Feb 20, 6:00PM
End Date  : Feb 23, 6:00AM
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ID: ERS--57682

Paving Operations  Active

Lanes Alternating
Paving Operations on US-61 Both Directions from Highland Ave to Pasadena Ave. Lanes Alternating. Starting 2/20/2024 9:00 AM and Ending 2/23/2024 3:00 PM.
• Route Name: Westbound (North) & Eastbound (South) US 61 (Airline Dr) Start Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 9:00 AM End Date: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 3:00 PM (Weather Permitting) Closure Type: Roadwork Lanes Affected: Partial Closure/ Both Left and Right Lanes Special Notes: This is an Alternating lane closure. Start Cross Street: Highland Ave End Cross Street: Pasadena Ave Recurrence: Recurring alternating single lane closure from Tuesday, Feb 20th - Friday, Feb 23rd, 9 AM - 3 PM each day for prop for concrete work
Start Date: Feb 20, 9:00AM
End Date  : Feb 23, 3:00PM
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ID: ERS--57683

Paving Operations  Active

Lanes Alternating
Paving Operations on US-61 Both Directions from LA-74 to LA-73. Lanes Alternating. Starting 1/7/2024 8:00 PM
Construction for State Project H.014865: US 61: LA 74 - LA 42 is anticipated to begin the night of Sunday, January 7, 2024. This project is 5.306 miles in Ascension Parish. The type of work includes milling asphalt concrete, pavement patching, asphalt concrete overlay, loop detectors and related work at a cost of $12,759,761.73. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists of the active construction zone on US 61 between LA 74 and LA 42. Motorists will have access to travel the roadway, but should anticipate delays due to alternating lane closures in the work zone. Construction shifts are scheduled nightly from 8:00 PM – 5:00 AM Mondays thru Thursdays, and on weekends from 8:00 PM Friday – 5:00 AM Monday, weather permitting. Work is to begin Sunday, January 7th, 2024. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
Start Date: Jan 7, 8:00PM
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ID: ERS--56323

Bridgeconstruction  Active

Right Lane Closed
Bridge Construction on US-61 Northbound from Conway Bayou to Blind River. Right Lane Closed. Width Restriction: 12ft Starting 7/20/2023 7:00 AM
Route Name: US 61 Northbound Start Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 7:00 AM Estimated End: January 2024 Closure Type: Roadwork Lanes Affected: Partial Closure/ Right Lane Restrictions: No loads greater than 12' will be able to pass through the construction workzone. These loads should contact the permit office for routes. The outside shoulder and northbound US 61 right lane will be closed at the St. James Boat Club to facilitate construction activities. The 12' inside lane will be traversable to motorists with a signed reduced speed of 45 mph in the construction zone. Access to the boat launch will maintained at all times throughout construction. Safety Reminder DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the work zone and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Project: H.013997
Start Date: Jul 20, 7:00AM
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ID: ERS--51704

Paving Operations  Active

Lanes Alternating
Paving Operations on US-61 Both Directions from Greenwell St to Bluebonnet Blvd . Lanes Alternating. Starting 3/12/2021 8:00 PM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that US 61(Airline Hwy) Northbound and Southbound between Bluebonnet Blvd. and Greenwell St. may have one lane closed in each direction beginning Monday, July 25, 2022. The lane closures are necessary for asphalt milling and related work. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. No width restrictions.
Start Date: Mar 12, 8:00PM
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ID: ERS--24584

Bridgemaintenanceoperations  Active

Lanes Alternating
Bridge Maintenance Operations on US-61 Both Directions near Francois Bayou . Lanes Alternating. Starting 3/24/2020 12:00 AM
Construction has begun for State Project H.000337 US 61: Bayou Manchac & Bayou Francois Bridges, East Baton Rouge & Ascension Parishes for a length of 1.490 miles. The type of work is clearing and grubbing, removal of bridges, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, lime treatment, pavement patching, milling asphalt concrete, asphalt concrete pavement, riprap, flexible revetment, precast concrete barrier, temporary detour roads, precast concrete piles, concrete slab span bridge, precast pre-stressed concrete girder bridges, temporary detour bridge (concrete) and related work.
Start Date: Mar 24, 12:00AM
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ID: ERS--15066

Message Signs

US-61

North

US 61 n bef US 51 (MM 25.29)

ROADWORK
I-10E AT LOYOLA
EXPECT LN CLOSURE
US-61

South

US 61 s bef US 51 (MM 26.02)

ROADWORK
I-10E AT LOYOLA
EXPECT LN CLOSURE
US-61

North

US 61 n bef I-310 (MM 12.91)

ROADWORK
I-10E AT LOYOLA
EXPECT LN CLOSURE
US-61

South

US 61 s bef I-310 (MM 14.82)

ROADWORK
I-10E AT LOYOLA
EXPECT LN CLOSURE
US-61

South

US 61 s before Highland (MM 66.83)

ROADWORK
I-10W AT ESSEN LN
LEFT LANE CLOSED
US-61

North

US 61 n at S of I-10 (MM 46.41)

ACCIDENT
I-10W/AT US 61
LEFT LANE BLOCKED
US-61

North

US 61 n before Highland (MM 65.77)

ROADWORK
I-10W AT ESSEN LN
LEFT LANE CLOSED
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