DOTD to remove traffic signal at intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive
Thursday, July 03, 2014
DOTD to remove traffic signal at intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the traffic signal at the intersection of East Boyd Drive and Burbank Drive will be removed the second week of August as part of a project to improve safety and traffic flow on this section of Burbank Drive.

During the second week of July, for approximately 30 days, the following three changes will be in place while crews prepare to restripe the intersection and remove the signal.

• On Burbank Drive, the signal will be changed from normal operations to “flashing yellow” light
• On East Boyd Drive, the signal will be changed from normal operations to “flashing red” light
• Additionally, on East Boyd Drive, a new stop sign will be installed indicating a right turn only restriction

Once the signal is removed, drivers will only be able to turn right from East Boyd Drive onto Burbank Drive. Through movements and left turns will be prohibited. Drivers wanting to turn left onto Burbank Drive should use the signalized intersections at Jennifer Jean Drive and West Parker Boulevard. Left turns from Burbank Drive onto East Boyd Drive will still be permitted from the newly-installed center turn lane.

This is the final piece of a project that was designed to improve safety and traffic flow on Burbank Drive. Other work done during the project included:

• Installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of Burbank Drive and West Parker Boulevard including pedestrian signals
• Restriping Burbank Drive from a 4-lane roadway to a 5-lane roadway with a center turn lane
• Reconstructing the signal at Burbank Drive and Jennifer Jean Drive and adding pedestrian signals
• Clearing land at the corner of Burbank Drive and East Boyd Drive to improve sight distance and extending the sidewalk along Burbank

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motorists can also access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

Additionally, motorists can utilize the new “Way to Geaux” application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.

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