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Traffic thickens after Lea Joyner Bridge Closure

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Construction on the Lea Joyner Bridge is underway for the next two months, and many are worried about the possible gridlock during the week.

At Midnight on Friday, the Lea Joyner Bridge and other roads and ramps in the Twin Cities closed down. It's something many people have been dreading. Saturday, one of the busiest intersections on Louisville Avenue at the foot of the bridge was empty.

"I came I-20 to Monroe and the traffic was fine this morning," said one man from Dubach.

"I went across the Endom and came on in to work. It really wasn't that bad this morning, but Monday. It's probably going to be a different story," says another man.

Around noon Saturday, the traffic on the Endom Bridge slowed down to a crawl, while the interstate flow was steady. Monday, some people are expecting a "bridgepocalypse."

Chris Ramsey and his friends decided to dedicate a Facebook page to the bridge closure.

"To our surprise it's actual been both comical and helpful," says Ramsey, "we've got people posting helpful maps of like bridge closures and exit closures we were not aware of."

Ramsey welcomes anyone to the "Bridgepocalypse" page and asks for you to post about your traffic triumphs and troubles.

You can also like the KNOE 8 News Facebook, and our Jillian Corder will be closely following traffic on Sunday, and updating her page.

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