I-12 widening nearly complete, opening soon

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Posted: Jun 6, 2012 5:13 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Jun 6, 2012 5:13 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Interstate, 12, widening, project, nearly, complete

BATON ROUGE - It won't be long before drivers will enjoy six lanes of travel in Interstate 12 between O'Neal Lane and Juban Road.

The Department of Transportation and Development has not set a firm date for the opening but said it will be "a few weeks."

The major construction in the corridor wrapped up last week and crews are finishing some final preparations.

Construction will continue past Juban Road toward Walker and beyond. The state will add two center lanes in each direction to Walker, and the widening may go a few miles past Walker toward Satsuma.

There is money left over from the Juban to Walker job, but it's unclear how much further the widening will extend.

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