DOTD announces lane closures on Government Street
Thursday, May 03, 2018 at 3:15:16 PM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that beginning Monday, May 7, weather permitting, the right lane of Government Street eastbound will be closed from east of Esplanade Avenue to Finchley Avenue. This closure will last approximately one month and is necessary for patching, curb and driveway repair, and installation of ADA-accessible ramps. The current right lane closure of Government Street westbound west of South Foster Drive will remain in place.

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.