(Not part of Geaux Wider) I-12 EB left/inside lane will having a moving operation from LA 447 to LA 1249 (MP 15 to MP 35) on Sunday, July 27 from 4 to 6 a.m. for general maintenance, weather permitting. I-12 WB left/inside lane will have a moving operation from LA 1249 to LA 447 (MP 35 to MP 15) on Sunday, July 27 from 6 to 8 a.m. for general maintenance, weather permitting. ONE LANE WILL BE OPEN AT ALL TIMES. Motorists may take US 190 as an alternate route to avoid delays. There will be no restrictions on oversized loads at this time.
EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014: I-12 EB & WB from LA 447 to Satsuma Rd. will be reduced to a single lane beginning Monday July 7, 2014 through Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. nightly (weather permitting). One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. This lane closure will allow crews to install temporary concrete barriers. Motorists may take US 190 as an alternate route to avoid nightly lane closures during construction.
(Not part of Geaux Wider) Essen Lane will be closed at the railroad crossing south of Interstate 10 starting Friday, July 18 at 9 p.m. through Monday, July 21 at 5 a.m. The weekend-long closure will allow crews from the Kansas City Southern Railway to reconstruct the Essen Lane railroad crossing. Motorists are suggested to use the following detours during the closure: Drivers south of the closure traveling north on Essen Lane should take Perkins Road to Bluebonnet Boulevard to detour around the closure. I-10 eastbound drivers should exit at Acadian Thruway then travel east on Perkins Road to Essen Lane. I-10 westbound traffic should exit at Bluebonnet Boulevard, travel south to Perkins Road, then west to Essen Lane.
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The Geaux Wider Program
The Louisiana DOTD Geaux Wider program is a multi-year construction initiative designed
to increase capacity, improve safety and enhance mobility on Interstates 10 and
12 in East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes.
The following interstate segments will be widened to six lanes under the Geaux Wider
- Interstate 10, from the I-10/12 split to Siegen Lane.
- Interstate 10, from the Siegen Lane interchange to Highland Road.
- Interstate 12, from the O'Neal Lane interchange to Pete's Highway.
- Interstate 12 eastbound, from Pete's Highway to Juban Road.
- Interstate 12, from Juban Road to Walker/LA 447 interchange.
- Interstate 12, from Walker/LA 447 to near the Satsuma Road interchange (work begins in early 2014).