LA 946 (Joor Road); Jones Bayou – Hooper Road
East Baton Rouge Parish
May 12, 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.
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Pile driving operations have concluded at the Comite River Relief Bridge and the contractor will begin constructing the pile caps and abutments. A total of 44 piles were driven into the ground for this bridge. Each pile is 24 inches wide.
Crews continue constructing the pile caps and abutments at the Comite River Bridge for the southbound travel lanes. There are a total of 68 piles for this bridge. Each pile is 30 inches wide.
Crews also continue working on the stone base in preparation for the new concrete pavement. On the southbound travel lanes, stone work continues from the beginning of project to the bridges and in several locations between the bridges and the area where the lanes shift. In the northbound lanes, stone work continues between Hampton Village Avenue to approximately 300 feet south of Lovett Road.
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
State Project No. 817-08-0023
Project Description: LA 946 (Joor Road); Jones Bayou – Hooper Road
Parish: East Baton Rouge
Contractor: Denton-James L.L.C. .
Contract Amount: $26,806,512.25
Project Start Date: February 21, 2007
Anticipated Completion Date: October 2009