DOTD announces traffic shift on Essen Lane
Friday, June 08, 2018 at 12:33:33 PM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that crews will shift traffic on Essen Lane tonight, June 8, 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 be complete by the evening of Sunday, June 10. This will allow asphalt paving operations to begin on Monday, June 11.

The traffic shift was originally scheduled for June 3 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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.