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SATSUMA -- Two state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) projects will affect the Satsuma interchange of Interstate 12 and the westbound lane Monday through Friday, Aug. 12-16.

The I-12 westbound on- and off-ramps at Satsuma, Exit 19, will have intermittent closures from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each day, according to Darrick Berner, project engineer with the DOTD District 62 office in Hammond.

These closures will allow crews to switch traffic on I-12 to the new travel lanes, Berner said.

Meanwhile, lane closures will affect I-12 westbound from 1 mile west of the interchange to a half-mile east of it, he said. The closures will be from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. so crews can lay asphalt on the roadway.

At least one lane will be open at all times, Berner said.

Motorists wanting to avoid this construction zone should consider these detours, he said.

• Detours for I-12 on/off ramp traffic at the Satsuma exit:

Westbound I-12 motorists wanting to exit at Satsuma can take La. 63 north to Florida Boulevard (U.S. 190) west to South Satsuma Road.

Westbound I-12 motorists wanting to enter I-12 at Satsuma may take South Satsuma Road north to Florida Boulevard, west to Walker South Road (La. 447), then south to I-12 West.

Northbound and southbound Satsuma Road motorists can take Walker South Road north to Florida Boulevard, then go east to South Satsuma Road.

• Detours for I-12 through traffic:

Eastbound I-12 motorists can take Walker South Road (La. 447) north to Florida Boulevard (U.S. 190) east to La. 63 south back to I-12.

Westbound motorists can take La. 63 north to Florida Boulevard west to Walker South Road south to I-12.

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