Louisiana highway repair work that involves the closing of a lane
would be bumped to nighttime or weekends under a bill headed to
the governor for approval, The Times-Picayune reported.
full House unanimously approved the measure June 17, sending it
to the governor’s desk. It previously passed the Senate by 27-1.
would require the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
to determine whether projects will cause “undo hardship or significant
delay” to drivers.
a project meets that description, the agency must do the work at
night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. or during other “non-peak” traffic
hours, such as weekends.
department would have an out if its studies determine that non-peak
work is not feasible.