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Crane Lift

Temporary Street Closure Permits are issued by the Traffic Engineering Division for Block Parties, Neighborhood Parties, and Parade Formations. The temporary permit requirements are:

Requests should be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the event except events held in the Downtown area.

Prior to a street closure permit being approved, the applicant must present a signed petition of all residents directly affected by the closure indicating that they are aware of and are in agreement with the closure, its limits, the date and time, and the activities to take place. A sample petition may be obtained from the Traffic Engineering Division.

A map or sketch of the area to be closed must be submitted with the permit.

If the closure falls within the area bounded by the state capitol, I-110, the I-10 Mississippi Bridge, and the Mississippi River, permission must be obtained from the Downtown Development District. In this case, the Street Closure Permit must be obtained 45 days prior to the event.

If the closure involves a state highway, permission must be obtained from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) and the Louisiana State Police Troop A.

A minimum of one commissioned police officer per intersection is required. The Police reserve the right to require additional officers.

Regardless of the event or required personnel, the permit holder must provide insurance coverage for the event of $1 million per incident, with a minimum of two incidents. The certificate holder for the insurance must be City of Baton Rouge. If the closure falls outside the city limits, the certificate holder must be the City of Baton Rouge and the EBR Sheriff’s Office.

Applicant must show receipt for barricade rental prior to final signature.

Residential streets only. No higher classification roadway may be used for block parties.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to restore the street and surrounding area to its original cleanliness. Any banners, signs, streamers, or ribbons placed by the participants within the right of way must be removed within 48 hours of the event. No oil-based paint will be allowed on the street or the sidewalk. Only water-based paint may be removed and this must be removed immediately after the event.

Any disapproval by any agency listed hereon will deny and void the street closure request.

The violation of any City-Parish ordinance during the course of the event shall result in the revocation of this permit.
 

Street Closure Permit
The Street Closure Permit must be approved by the following agencies:

Traffic Engineering Division
329 Chippewa Street, 389-3246
Office Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (Lunch: 12 noon-1 p.m.)
Teresa Beauregard

Downtown Development District Office
ONLY FOR CLOSURES INVOLVING DOWNTOWN AREA, AS STATED
227 Florida Street, 389-5520
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (Lunch: 12 noon-1 p.m.)
Davis Rhorer, Director

Risk Management / Parish Attorney's Office
10500 Coursey Boulevard, Suite 201, 389-8398
Office Hours:  8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Police Authority

Baton Rouge Police Department Traffic Division
If Closure is INSIDE Baton Rouge City Limits
7261 Florida Boulevard (Bon Carré Mall), 389-3874
Capt. Barry Fortenberry or Sergeant/Lieutenant on duty or

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
If Closure is OUTSIDE Baton Rouge City Limits
1759 Physicians Park, Suite C, 70816, 389-4851
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Captain Robert Stone or Sergeant/Lieutenant on duty

Louisiana State Police Troop A
Only for Closures Involving STATE HIGHWAYS
17001 Highland Road (Highland @ I-10), 754-8500
Troop Commander or Executive Officer

Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development
Only for Closures Involving STATE HIGHWAYS
8100 Airline Highway, 231-4102
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
District 1

Department of Public Safety – State Capitol Detail
DPS Administrative Office
North Third Street @ Capitol Lake,219-4410
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For Final Approval
Complete the Form and Return to:

Traffic Engineering Division
329 Chippewa Street, 389-3246
Office Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (Lunch: 12 noon-1 p.m.)
Teresa Beauregard
 

Parade Permit
Parade Permits are issued by the appropriate Police Authority for Parades, Walks, and Runs. For activities within the city limits the Baton Rouge Police Department Traffic Division at 7137 Florida Boulevard issues the permit, for all other activities within East Baton Rouge Parish the Sheriff’s Office at 100 St. Ferdinand Street, Room 110, issues the permit.

Requirements for the Traffic Engineering Division to approve the Parade / Road Race Permit are:

If the formation area of the parade, walk or run is within the street right-of-way, a street closure permit must be obtained for that area. All Street Closure Permit requirements must be met including a petition from the residents directly affected.

A map or sketch of the area to be closed must be submitted with the permit.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to furnish, install and remove all required barricades and/or other traffic control devices as directed by the Traffic Engineering Division and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to restore the street and surrounding area to its original cleanliness. Any banners, signs, streamers, or ribbons placed by the participants within the right of way must be removed within 48 hours of the event. No oil-based paint will be allowed on the street or the sidewalk. Only water-based paint may be removed and must be removed immediately after the event.

The violation of any City-Parish ordinance during the course of the event shall result in the revocation of this permit.

Construction Permit
Construction Permits are required and are issued by the Traffic Engineering Division for any type of road closure or lane closure for any type of work including deliveries, curb cuts, and utility repairs. The requirements are:

Requests should be submitted at least seven (7) days prior to the date of the closure.

In case of an emergency that causes the need for a road closure, please notify the Traffic Engineering Division at (225) 389-3246 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or (225) 389-4603 at night and on weekends.

All construction closures must be adequately signed as shown in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). For assistance, call the Traffic Engineering Division at (225) 389-3246.
 

Crane Lift
Any crane lift within the City-Parish right-of-way must meet the following requirements:

A Street Closure Permit must be obtained for the area. All Street Closure Permit requirements must be met including a petition from the residents directly affected.

A map or sketch of the area to be closed must be submitted with the permit.

The applicant must submit an indemnification agreement and proof of insurance at least thirty (30) days prior to the lift.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to furnish, install and remove all required barricades and/or other traffic control devices as directed by the Traffic Engineering Division and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency. A traffic control plan must be submitted to the Traffic Engineering Division at least seven (7) days prior to the lift.

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to restore the street and surrounding area to its original cleanliness.

The violation of any City-Parish Ordinance during the course of the event shall result in the revocation of this permit.