West Prien Lake Road widening project update: Henderson Bayou Road closure to be extended

Published 6:15 pm Thursday, March 28, 2024

Special to the American Press

The city of Lake Charles provides the following update on the West Prien Lake Road Widening Project:

The project, which is a joint project between the city of Lake Charles and Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, remains on track for its original completion date of spring 2025.

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The scope of work includes the widening of West Prien Lake Road from Cove Lane south to Ihles Road, to include a bike path on the west side of the road and sidewalks on the east side, as well as major improvements to drainage, water and sewer infrastructure.

The project also includes the reconstruction of Sale Road, to include a 3-lane roadway from Rue Chan Ann Lane, west to West Prien Lake Road. This portion of the project is now complete. Additionally, the widening and paving of West Prien Lake Road south of its intersection with Sale Road, is complete and this portion of the road is open to north and southbound traffic.

Construction is underway on West Prien Lake Road, north of its intersection with Sale Road and includes the widening of the road, installation of new drainage infrastructure and concrete pavement.

Currently, West Prien Lake Road, from the Cove Lane traffic circle south to Sale Road, is open to southbound traffic only. Northbound traffic should detour via Sale Road to Burton Lane. Weather permitting; this phase is expected to last until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27.

The closure of Henderson Bayou Road, at its intersection with West Prien Lake Road, is being extended. Weather permitting; this intersection is expected to reopen at 5 pm on Friday, April 19, 2024. This closure is to allow contractors to complete the installation of new concrete pavement.