Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, construction workers plan to close the intersection of South Harrell’s Ferry Road and Millerville Road for two days as part of a Green Light Plan project to widen the roadway, according to a city-parish news release.
The closure is necessary to allow for the installation of drainage pipe across South Harrell’s Ferry and Millerville as part of the project.
Plans call for workers to reopen the roadway at 6 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting.
Motorists should plan to use South Sherwood Forest Boulevard; Jones Creek Road; O’Neal Lane; and Coursey Boulevard as detours during the two-day closure.
Access to the South Harrell’s Ferry at Millerville intersection will be fully closed to vehicles during the closure.
Message signs warning of the closure will be posted on both South Harrell’s Ferry and Millerville, and motorists should exercise extreme caution when traveling in the vicinity.
Travel times may be affected and motorists are encouraged to factor in potential delays when utilizing detour routes during the intersection closure period.
Work began in September to widen that stretch of South Harrell’s Ferry as part of the Green Light Plan to relieve
congestion on major traffic arteries in East Baton Rouge Parish.
The South Harrell’s Ferry Road-Segment 2 project will add two additional through lanes, sidewalks and a raised median to South Harrell’s Ferry from a point 1,100 feet east of Millerville to O’Neal.
The project also includes a new intersection at South Harrell’s Ferry and Jones Creek and a new drainage crossing and raised roadway at the Knox Branch crossing between Jones Creek and O’Neal.
Voters agreed in 2005 to extend an existing half-cent “pothole tax” for 23 years, allowing bonds to be issued to pay for the large road improvements program.