Lanes to close on highway in St. John

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say periodic lane closures are planned Saturday for eastbound and westbound traffic along Airline Highway (U.S. Highway 61) in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Authorities said the lanes will be closed from time to time between the parish line and Louisiana Highway 50.

Crews will be cleaning up the highway, striping it and distributing seed and fertilizer on grassy areas between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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