Florida Blvd./O’Neal Ln./Central Thwy. intersection closed on October 15 in Baton Rouge
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 8:01:03 AM
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the intersection of Florida Blvd. (U.S. 190) where it crosses O’Neal Ln. and Central Thwy. in Baton Rouge will be closed to traffic on Saturday, October 15. The closure will begin at approximately 4:30 am and is necessary for crews to overlay the driving surface, which will eliminate the rough spots on Florida Blvd. that motorists cross over as they drive north and south on O’Neal Ln. and Central Thwy. The intersection is expected to reopen to traffic by Saturday evening.

Detour routes are as follows:
  • For motorists on Florida Blvd. eastbound, traffic will turn south onto O’Neal Ln. From there, motorists can either turn onto Old Hammond Hwy. westbound to reconnect with Florida Blvd., or they can continue south to connect with I-12 eastbound.
  • For motorists on Florida Blvd. westbound, traffic will turn north onto Central Thwy. Motorists can proceed to Greenwell Spring Rd. (LA 37) westbound, where there are several options to return to Florida Blvd.
  • For motorists on O’Neal Ln. northbound, traffic will be forced to turn either eastbound or westbound onto Old Hammond Hwy. Motorists on Old Hammond Hwy. eastbound can turn north on S. Stevendale Rd., west on Florida Blvd., and then north on Central Thwy.
  • For motorists on Central Thwy. southbound, traffic will turn west on Florida Blvd. Motorists may then use S. Flannery Rd. southbound or Sherwood Forest Blvd. southbound to connect with Old Hammond Hwy.

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.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region for which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org.