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DOTD to close Calliope Street for three days

FOX 8 received this news release from DOTD Wednesday afternoon:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a three-day lane closure of riverbound Calliope Street from South Peters to Convention Center Boulevard, from 2 a.m. on Monday, July 8 to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. The closure affects the left lane.

During the closure, crews will perform concrete roadway patching and asphalt paving. The work is part of the $2.3 million project to resurface approximately 1.3 miles of U.S. 90 (Calliope frontage road) from Magnolia Street to Convention Center Blvd. Work on the project began in November 2012 and is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction zone and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate and 13,000 bridges, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511)

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