DOTD announces traffic shift on Essen Lane
Friday, June 01, 2018 at 3:43:53 PM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that crews will shift traffic on Essen Lane on Sunday, June 3, weather permitting. This lane shift will put Essen’s travel lanes into their final configuration of three lanes in each direction with a center turn lane between Perkins Road and I-10. However, the far right lane on the northbound side of Essen will remain closed to traffic for construction purposes. The traffic shift will allow asphalt paving operations to begin on the night of Monday, June 4.

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 summer 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.