satsuma ramp

Traffic enters the westbound on-ramp at Satsuma to Interstate 12. The westbound entrance and exit ramps will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, to Friday, Jan 19, for DOTD paving and pothole work.

Kevin Fambrough | News

SATSUMA – Pouring asphalt and fixing potholes will affect a 1½-mile stretch of Interstate 12 near Satsuma and one set of its entrance and exit ramps, according to the state Department of Transportation & Development.

Interstate 12 will be reduced to one lane eastbound and westbound from 1 mile west of the Satsuma interchange to a half-mile east of Satsuma, said Kris Wascom, project engineer with the District 62 office in Hammond.

The lane closure will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, to Friday, Jan. 19, Wascom said.

One lane will remain open at all times, he said.

Meanwhile, the westbound entrance and exit ramps for Satsuma at Exit 19 will be closed intermittently from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Jan. 15-19, Wascom said, for the same type of work.

To avoid the work on I-12, motorists can take Florida Boulevard (U.S. 190) as an alternate route to maneuver around nightly lane closures, Wascom said.

To avoid the interchange project, westbound motorists can take Exit 22 at Livingston (La. 63) to U.S. 190 West to Walker South Road (La. 447 South) to I-12.

Eastbound motorists can take Exit 15 at Walker South Road to Florida Boulevard east to La. 63 South to I-12.

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