Airline lane closures scheduled

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 10, 2010

LAPLACE – As part of an initiative to improve traffic signals on Airline Highway, state Department of Transportation and Development said construction and installation of mast arm poles will begin in St. John Parish Monday morning.

Variable lane closures on both eastbound and westbound lanes of Airline Highway, from Terre Haute Road to the weigh station past US 51, will begin at 9 a.m.

The work hours from Terre Haute Road to Belle Terre Boulevard will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. From Belle Terre to the weigh station, work will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The DOTD said the work is expected to be completed Thursday afternoon

Oversize loads greater than 16 feet in width will be restricted during phases of work requiring lane closures. To coordinate movement of these loads, contact Project Engineer Jason Ellerbee at 985-652-2204.

The DOTD reminds motorists to drive with caution through the work site and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.

Additional updates will be posted as work progresses.