Perkins Road Construction Update
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 9:57:33 AM

Perkins Road Construction Update
East Baton Rouge Parish

Bluebonnet – Essen

Three crews are working on the road foundation for the new outside lanes of Perkins between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Essen Lane. Concrete paving of these new outside lanes is scheduled to begin in this phase mid- February.

All deck spans on the north and south side of the Dawson Creek bridge are complete. The remainder of the bridge will be constructed once the outside lanes of Perkins have been constructed between Bluebonnet and Essen.

Bluebonnet – Siegen

The new signal at the intersection of Perkins Road and Oakdale Drive will be install this week.


Traffic entering and exiting some streets, driveways, businesses, and subdivisions will be temporarily inconvenienced while the above mentioned crews work across their respective entrances/exits. If your business or residence has two entrances/exits, one entrance/exit will be closed temporarily during construction operations, but the other entrance will remain open allowing access to your business or residence. If your business has one entrance/exit, we will maintain traffic in and out of the business or residence while crews work across the driveway.

Motorists should expect delays and proceed through the project with caution. Be on the lookout for flaggers and construction traffic entering and exiting the highway, side streets and driveways.

All above mentioned work schedules are subject to change due to adverse weather. Please see public notices for exact times, dates and cancellations.

For additional questions or comments contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail at The center is open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to and clicking on “Projects” from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the “Perkins Road Widening Project” link.

If you are a member of a homeowners association and would like a DOTD speaker to attend one of your meetings to share information about this project, please let me know. Also, feel free to forward this e-mail onto to anyone you think would like to receive this information.

Additionally, at your convenience, please let us know how we are doing by filling out our customer service survey below. Again, we thank you for your feedback and patience during this construction.

State Project No. 258-01-0030
Parish East Baton Rouge
Contractor James Construction Group
Contract Time 1043 calendar days
Contract Amount $27 million
Project Start Date January 9, 2007
Anticipated Completion Date January 2010
% Complete 67
% Time Elapsed 55