LANE CLOSURE: I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach), Bienville Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning tomorrow, Thursday, July 21, 2022, the right lane and shoulder of the I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach) in Bienville Parish will be closed.  This project will improve safety and traffic flow at the I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach).

This lane/shoulder closure is anticipated to last approximately one week, and is necessary to allow the contractor to continue working to extend the deceleration lane at this location.

The $454,572 project will lengthen the deceleration lane to allow for greater vehicle storage capacity as motorists prepare to reduce their speed and exit.

These types of projects also decrease the number of conflicts between slower and higher speed vehicles on the interstate, improving safety at the interchange.

Extending the deceleration lane also reduces the delay associated with the stop-and-go effect that interrupts normal traffic flow on the ramp.

Intermittent lane closures will be necessary as the project moves forward, and further information will be provided at that time.

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