Essen Lane closed at railroad crossing until Monday

Essen Lane is closed at the railroad crossing south of Interstate 10 through Monday at 5 a.m. The weekend-long closure will allow crews from the Kansas City Southern Railway to reconstruct the Essen Lane railroad crossing, the state Department of Transportation and Development announced.

The closure started at 9 p.m. Friday.

Motorists are suggested to use the following detours during the closure:

Drivers south of the closure traveling north on Essen Lane should take Perkins Road to Bluebonnet Boulevard to detour around the closure.

I-10 eastbound drivers should exit at Acadian Thruway then travel east on Perkins Road to Essen Lane.

I-10 westbound traffic should exit at Bluebonnet Boulevard, travel south to Perkins Road, then west to Essen Lane.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, 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. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.