Road work not delayed much from winter weather

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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 5:45 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jan 31, 2014 5:45 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Roads, Construction, work, ice, winter, driving

PRAIRIEVILLE - Work continues on Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway after a three-day lull caused by the winter storm.

Crews said the storm didn't impact the project much, besides the three days they were forced off the road.

"The weather just needs to make it's mind up on what it's gonna do because it's slowing them down and with them being slowed down it's slowing me down," said Jeremy Echeverria, who lives near the construction.

In Baton Rouge, projects like the Staring Lane expansion were slowed, but shouldn't be impacted much from delays, though many drivers are anxious for a finish.

"The weather is definitely playing a huge role in the prevention of completion of these highway projects and that's starting to be a huge headache, especially since so many people have cabin fever and they're all trying to get out of the house at the same time," said Brandi Bailey, who was driving through the construction.

The Staring Lane expansion should be finished by mid-March and Hwy 73 is expected to be completed by the fall.

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