Posted: Apr 3, 2012 5:27 PM by Sarah Rosario
Updated: Apr 3, 2012 6:23 PM
LIVINGSTON - A shortcut for some drivers to US 190 in Livingston parish is shut down for emergency repairs.
Maintenance crews found cracks in the I-12 over-pass where it crosses 4-H Club Rd. They say a dump truck hit the bridge and caused the problem. The overpass is part of the I-12 widening project and isn't used right now by cars.
Many people use 4-H Club Rd as bypass to Range Ave. People we spoke to were upset they weren't given a warning.
"It's a pain, I mean if we had advanced notice but there is no advanced notice. You get over here and then you have to turn around and go the other way," said Glenn Floyd.
The closed road stopped many drivers in Denham Springs in their tracks.
"I'm shocked, I'm coming to get my mom from the nursing home to take care of some business for her," said Donna Rodrigue.
DOTD says crews are working around the clock to get job done, which requires replacing the damaged girder that hangs over the highway. In the meantime, drivers below on 4-H Club Road are forced to drive in traffic they were trying to avoid by taking the shortcut.
The trucking companies insurance will have to pay to fix it. Repairs are estimated to take about a week.
Alternate routes include Bass Pro Blvd, Florida, and Vincent Rd.