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Amid traffic declines, Louisiana cleaning up its roadways

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Posted at 8:29 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 09:29:06-04

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With fewer cars on the road because of the coroanavirus outbreak, Louisiana’s transportation department is taking the opportunity to clean up those areas that are normally filled with traffic.

The agency said its maintenance crews will spend the next two weeks launching an extensive cleanup effort of usually high-traffic state roadways. The crews will be picking up litter, removing debris, trimming overhanging trees and removing overgrown vegetation.

The Department of Transportation and Development is urging those who are driving to use caution when traveling through the work zone areas with crews and equipment.