Lee Road reopens; utility work complete

Lee Drive between Perkins Road and Highland Road was reopened Sunday afternoon after construction crews completed scheduled utility work a day ahead of schedule.

The section of Lee Drive between Boone Drive and Bayou Duplantier/Bennett Drive had been closed since Thursday while the East Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works installed new utilities in the area, according to the department’s traffic engineering division.

The agency previously announced that it planned on closing the small section of Lee Drive in both directions from Thursday evening until Monday afternoon.