Rafe Meyer Road bridge replacement project postponed to assist with debris pickup activities
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 2:19:13 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, announced that the portion of Rafe Meyer Road scheduled to be closed this week due a bridge replacement project will remain open to allow the Baton Rouge City-Parish to conclude flood debris pickup activities. DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson and DEQ Secretary Chuck Brown recognized the need to continue the debris pickup activities as efficiently as possible without causing extra traffic for neighborhoods surrounding the debris disposal site.

The bridge is located on Rafe Meyer Road just west of Leisure Road. The delayed closure will allow the City-Parish access to the nearby Ronaldson Field Landfill from La. 19 so the debris trucks will not have to drive through the neighborhood on Rafe Mayer. The debris pickup is expected to be completed in 30 days, at which time DOTD will proceed with the bridge replacement project.

The project, which consists of replacing two bridges on Rafe Meyer Road, was originally scheduled to be completed by December. However, it will now likely be finished in February due to this delay, holidays and the weather. The first bridge replaced, located just east of Ronaldson Road, is scheduled to reopen this week.

DOTD appreciates the public’s patience and reminds traveling motorists to drive with caution through all construction sites and to look out for work crews and their equipment.