Roadwork to begin on Hwy. 44 near Black Bayou Rd.

Staff reports

Hwy 44 northbound and southbound, approximately one half mile north and south of Hwy 934 (Black Bayou Rd.), will be reduced to one lane in either direction, in order for crews to remove the existing striping and replace it with a new lane configuration. 

The existing four lane non-divided roadway will be restriped to allow one north bound thru lane and one south bound thru lane as well as new north bound and south bound left turn lanes.  

The work will begin on Saturday, July 30 at 7 A.M. and continue until 9 P.M.  They will resume work on Sunday, July 31, at 7 A.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

The roadwork will allow vehicles 11 feet wide or smaller to pass through the construction zone.  The roadway will be opened for regular traffic but oversized vehicles must detour using Airline Hwy. (Hwy. 61)