Construction to begin on Hwy. 70

Staff reports

Construction will begin Nov. 30  on the widening of Hwy. 70 at the Panama Canal Bridge Ascension Parish, DOTD said in a release.

During the work, a left turn lane will be added into the BFI business driveway.

No lane closures will take place, but construction activity will be ongoing and there will be continuous wide load restrictions.

Vehicles 10 1/2 feet wide or smaller can pass through the construction zone. The road will be open to regular traffic, but oversize vehicles must detour using Hwy. 22 and Hwy. 44 to Hwy. 70 (the Sunshine Bridge).

DOTD asks that everyone drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.