DOTD announces lane closures on Government Street
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 9:36:33 AM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that beginning Monday, April 23, weather permitting, the right lane of Government Street westbound will be closed from South Foster Drive to Edison Street. This closure will last approximately one month and is necessary for patching, curb and driveway repair, and installation of ADA-accessible ramps. Motorists can also expect intermittent nightly lane closures on Government Street in both directions between East Boulevard and Lobdell Avenue from Monday, April 23 until Monday, May 7, weather permitting. The nightly closures are necessary for the milling of existing asphalt pavement.

These closures are part of the Government Street Road Diet, an $11.7 million project extending over four miles along Government Street from East Boulevard downtown to Lobdell Avenue near Independence Park. Once completed, this corridor will see one travel lane in each direction with a two-way left-turn lane in the center, along with sidewalk improvements with ADA-accessible ramps and bicycle lanes in each direction. Additionally, a roundabout will replace the signalized intersection at Government Street, Lobdell Avenue, and Independence Park Boulevard, which will improve safety and efficiency for motorists.