74°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
93°
68°
20%
Mon
83°
66°
40%
Tue
70°
55°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Weekend-long closure begins on Essen Lane

9 months ago Friday, July 18, 2014 5:31:22 PM CDT July 18, 2014 Friday, July 18 2014 Jul 18, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- Essen Lane closed Friday night at the railroad tracks near Perkins Road and will remain closed until Monday's morning rush.

The busy highway is open, but drivers can not cross the tracks.  The closure is expected to end at 5 a.m. Monday.  The rainy forecast is not expected to stop the closure, the state said Friday.

Crews are expanding the width of the crossing in anticipation of a widening project on Essen that could start before the end of the year.

Emergency crews have made plans to take the alternate route of Bluebonnet Blvd. through Summa to get around the closure, which impacts access to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

The widening project is still in the design phase but will expand Essen to three full travel lanes and some sort of center turn lane. 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Heavy T-Storms
85°
69°
Sun
Partly Cloudy
93°
68°
Mon
AM T-Storms
83°
66°
Tue
T-Storms
70°
55°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
74°
53°