Resurfacing on busy stretch of Tammany’s U.S. 190 beginning

The state highway department announced the start of an $8.7 million road resurfacing project on U.S. 190 in Mandeville, to begin Wednesday night, weather permitting.

The state Department of Transportation and Development will resurface a 3-mile stretch of the busy corridor, from Interstate 12 to La. 22, according to spokeswoman Bambi Hall.

The project will add a northbound auxiliary lane between I-12 and Fairway Drive and between Fairway Drive and La. 22, as well as a southbound auxiliary lane between I-12 and Fairway Drive, according to a DOTD news release.

Barriere Construction Co. was scheduled to begin work Wednesday night. Barring bad weather, construction crews can work every night from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. through Aug. 24.

Alternating, intermittent closures of the inside or the outside lanes of eastbound and westbound U.S. 190 from I-12 at mile marker 248 to La. 22 at mile marker 250 will occur.

During the nightly work, eastbound motorists may take I-12 to La. 59 and then go south on La. 59 to U.S. 190 east.

Westbound motorists may take La. 59 to I-12 and then go west on I-12 to U.S. 190 west. One lane of traffic, in each direction, will remain open at all times.

By law, oversized loads are not allowed to travel at night. Emergency vehicles will have access.

The project is slated for completion by February.