DOTD announces brief periodic closures of Essen Lane
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:20:36 AM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, contractors will begin activating the new traffic signals on Essen Lane at Picardy Avenue. As a result, crews will be required to periodically stop traffic on Essen Lane in order to remove the old signal spans. These closures are estimated to last no longer than 15 minutes at a time, and all intermittent closures are expected to end by noon.

The Essen Lane widening project will widen both the east and west sides of the roadway in an effort to add a third northbound travel lane. When all construction is complete, which is anticipated to be by spring 2018, Essen Lane will consist of three northbound and three southbound travel lanes, plus a center turn lane between the I-10 interchange and Perkins Road.