Posted: Feb 14, 2022, 4:53 PM
Road and lane closures that will impact motorists locally have been announced by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
Beginning Saturday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., alternating lane closures will be in place in the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 79/80 near the intersection of Benton Road and E. Texas Street. These lane closures are necessary to allow Union Pacific Railroad to work on the overhead signals. DOTD also advises motorists that an additional ramp/lane closure has been scheduled for the ongoing construction of the new I-20/I-220/Barksdale Air Force Base interchange access project. Intermittent lane closures and/or rolling road blocks will occur as necessary on both I-20 and I-220 eastbound and westbound for approximately the next three months as construction continues on the project.
Please note the following ramp/lane closure:
Motorists are urged to proceed with caution through all work areas and to be on the lookout for work crews and equipment. Please call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information.