I-59, St. Tammany Parish, Construction
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:33:00 AM

There will be alternating lane closures of the inside left and outside right lanes of the northbound lane of I-59, from the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange and going north approximately 4 miles, from Tuesday, January 22, 2013, thru Friday, January 25, 2013, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily, while crews perform concrete pavement repairs, weather permitting.  One lane will remain open at all times on I-59.


In addition, there will be lane closures of the outside right lane of the southbound lane of I-59, from Pearl River south approximately 4 miles, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, while crews perform concrete pavement repairs, weather permitting.  One lane will be open at all times on I-59. 


The southbound lane closure of the outside right lane on I-59 from the Mississippi state line and going south approximately 4 miles will continue to remain in place.


As stated previously on January 4, work on the I-59 patching project from the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange to the Mississippi state line is currently under way.  The project consists of patching the existing concrete pavement, cold planing and overlaying the existing asphalt shoulders, crack sealing, replacing the guard rail, performing pavement surface abrasion of the concrete roadway, and re-striping.  Work will also be performed on the I-59 ramps, as well as the associated service roads.


Work on this project is expected to take several months and should be completed by May/June 2013, weather permitting.


Permit/Detour Section

By law, oversize loads are not allowed to travel at night.  Emergency vehicles will have access.


Motorists traveling Southbound on I-59 from Mississippi into Louisiana may exit I-59 in Poplarville (exit 29) to MS 26, travel West on MS 26 to LA 10, continue West on LA 10 to Bogalusa, then take LA 21 South to LA 41, continue South on LA 41 to US 11, take US 11 South to I-12 Eastbound, travel East on I-12 to the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange.


Motorists traveling Northbound may take I-10 to I-12 Westbound and exit in Slidell at US 11 (exit 83), travel North on US 11 to LA 41, travel North on LA 41 to LA 21, continue North on LA 21 to Bogalusa, take LA 10 East to MS 26, continue East on MS 26 to I-59 in Poplarville.


Safety Reminder

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