Interstate 12 Widening Project between Juban Road and Walker Nearing Completion

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November 05, 2013

Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that beginning the night of Tuesday, November 5, 2013, there will be alternating lane closures on I-12 between Juban Road and Walker while crews perform final work on the West Colyell Creek Bridge.

Slated to last approximately seven weeks, the work will involve installing an under drain, concrete pavement, permanent striping and rumble strips.

During construction, two lanes in each direction will be open to traffic during peak travel times.

The work is the final phase of a $21.9 million project to widen I-12 from four to six lanes from Juban Road to Walker. Work on the project began in December 2011.

All work is weather permitting and information will be posted at www.geauxwider.com as well as on the Geaux Wider Facebook page and Twitter account.

The Geaux Wider program is a multi-year $315 million construction initiative designed to increase capacity, improve safety and enhance mobility on Interstates 10 and 12 in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes.

For more information, contact DOTD Customer Service at 1-877-4LADOTD(3683) or visit www.GeauxWider.com.

Motorists can also access up-to-date travel information throughout Louisiana by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1- 888-762-3511).

Additionally, motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.

Additional Contact Information:

Contact Name Contact Phone Contact Email  
Public Information Office (225) 379-1232 DOTDPI@la.gov  
Department of Transportation and Development http://www.dotd.la.gov/pressreleases/rel ease.aspx?key=2481

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