Joor Road Update

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The project was delayed about a week because of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. We are back to work and the project is moving ahead.  We thank you for your cooperation and patience.  Please use caution when driving in construction zones.

Current work:  
DOTD and the contractor have begun shifting traffic to the newly-built lanes from Jones Bayou to Tynewood Avenue. With the traffic shifted, we will start removing the old Comite River Bridge and Comite Relief Bridge. We have begun removing portions of the old road surface and will rebuild a new foundation and road surface. Meanwhile, concrete paving of new lanes continues through out the project.

Motorists should expect delays and we ask that you proceed through the project with caution. Be on the lookout for flaggers and construction traffic entering and exiting the highway, side streets and driveways.

All above mentioned work schedules are subject to change due to adverse weather. Please see public notices for exact times, dates and cancellations.

For additional questions or comments contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail at [email protected]. The center is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to and clicking on “Projects” from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the “Joor Road Project” link.

If you are a member of a homeowners association and would like a DOTD speaker to attend one of your meetings to share information about this project, please let me know.

Again, we thank you for your feedback and patience during this construction. Additionally, at your convenience, please let us know how we are doing by filling out our customer service survey.  Customer Service Survey

State Project No. 817-08-0023
Project Description:  LA 946 (Joor Road); Jones Bayou – Hooper Road

Parish:        East Baton Rouge        
Contract Time:        885 Calendar Days
Contractor:        Denton-James L.L.C.
Contract Amount:        $26,806,512.25
Project Start Date:        February 2007        
Anticipated Completion Date:        November 2009
% Complete:        62.4%        
% Time elapsed:        59.8%