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DOTD issues Easter holiday travel advisory

SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development on Tuesday advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Easter holiday (Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20).
DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming holiday, especially at railroad crossings and within construction zones where the speed limit is reduced.
Below is the regional listing of work schedules and road closures for interstate construction and major road projects.

Southwest Louisiana
The following will remain open to traffic:
· In the Lafayette area, all lanes of I-10 and I-49.
· In the Lake Charles area, all lanes of I-10.


The following will have lane closures or will be closed to traffic:
· In Calcasieu Parish, I-210 will be reduced to one lane in each direction from the Prien Lake Bridge to Nelson Road.

 Central Louisiana
· There are no closures planned for Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, and Winn parishes.
·  In Vernon Parish, the La. 8 Bridge will be closed to all through traffic for the bridge replacement project. Traffic on La. 8 westbound will be detoured via La. 121 to La. 28, to La. 465 and back to La. 8. Eastbound traffic will be detoured via La. 465 to La. 28, to La. 121 and back to La. 8.


Oversize/overweight vehicle movement
Secretary LeBas announced that all oversize and overweight vehicle movement on all state highways will be prohibited on Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20. The Truck Permit Office will also be closed on Friday, April 18.
LeBas said the decision was made in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety, Office of State Police, to provide maximum safety for motorists traveling during the holidays.
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