Government St. Road Diet Project Update
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 10:22:16 AM
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that work on the Government St. Road Diet Project in East Baton Rouge Parish is continuing.

Crews are currently working on cleaning and filling the roadway joints, as well as performing curb and gutter work on the roundabout approaches. Construction on the roundabout multi-use path began this week.

There will be a lane closure beginning Friday, March 27 at 8 a.m. to Saturday, March 28 at 3 p.m. at the intersection of Government St. at S. 10th St. for concrete pavement patching. Turns onto S. 10th and the I-110 ramp will not be allowed during this period of time. Motorists are advised to use East Blvd. as the alternate detour route.

This $11.7 million project will reduce the amount of travel lanes from four lanes to three lanes. Once the project is completed, there will be one travel lane in each direction with a two-way-left-turn-lane in the center. Also included in this project are sidewalk improvements with ADA accessible ramps and bicycle lanes in each direction, as well as a roundabout that will replace the signalized intersection at Government St., Lobdell Ave., and Independence Park Blvd.

Construction began January 2018 and is anticipated to be completed late 2020, weather dependent.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Call 511 or visit for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.