Nightly closures on Highland Road begin tonight as part of I-10 widening project
BATON ROUGE - Starting tonight, a part of Highland Road near Blue Bayou will be closed to accommodate construction for the I-10 widening project.
According to a news release from On the Greaux, all lanes of Highland Road at I-10 will be closed for ten consecutive nights from Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 30. Highland will be closed between the interstate on and off-ramps from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
Drivers in the area will be advised to use either Siegen Lane or LA 73 as alternate routes.
Crews will be installing steel girders to support a new bridge as part of the widening project. The ultimate goal, however, is to replace both existing interstate bridges above Highland with one larger bridge to hold six lanes of traffic.
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