LA 946 (Joor Road); Jones Bayou – Hooper Road
East Baton Rouge Parish
April 27, 2009
We thank you for your cooperation and patience. Please use caution when driving in construction zones and remember that the posted speed limit is 35 mph in this construction zone.
Pile driving operations continue at the Comite River Relief Bridge and crews continue constructing the pile caps and abutments for the southbound travel lanes.
Piles are concrete posts that are driven into the ground to act as a leg or support for the new bridge. They are driven into the ground using a pile-driver. The pile-driver is a machine that acts similar to a hammer hitting a nail and drives the pile into the ground.
The cap sits on top of a group of piles and helps disperse pressure to the piles below.
When a pile and cap are connected they are called a bent. Together with other bents they support the bridge and the road surface above.
Additionally, crews continue working on the road foundation in preparation of the new concrete pavement. Concrete paving operations should begin mid to late May.
Traffic entering and exiting some streets, driveways, businesses and subdivisions will be temporarily inconvenienced while we pour driveways. If your business or residence has two entrances/exits, one entrance/exit will be closed temporarily during construction operations, but the other entrance will remain open allowing access to your business or residence. If your business has one entrance/exit, we will maintain traffic in and out of the business or residence while crews work across the driveway.
Motorists should expect delays, and we ask that you proceed through the project with caution. Be on the lookout for flaggers and construction traffic entering and exiting the highway, side streets and driveways.
All above mentioned work schedules are subject to change due to adverse weather. Please see public notices for exact times, dates and cancellations.
For additional questions or comments contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail at email@example.com. The center is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to www.dotd.la.gov and clicking on “Projects” from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the “Joor Road Project” link.
If you are a member of a homeowners association and would like a DOTD speaker to attend one of your meetings to share information about this project, please let me know.
Again, we thank you for your feedback and patience during this construction. Additionally, at your convenience, please let us know how we are doing by filling out our customer service survey. Customer Service Survey