The Louisiana Department of Transportation reports that emergency roadwork will have I-10 eastbound down to one lane near Henderson, at the base of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, to Lake Pelba (MM 122) beginning Friday, August 18, at 8:00 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, August 22.
On Friday, August 25, the closure will take place again beginning at 8:00 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, August 29, to allow contractors to finish the repair. The closures are necessary for the Department of Transportation and Development to replace a broken finger joint on the bridge near the Butte La Rose exit.
The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot maximum width restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.
The lane closures will begin near the start of the bridge to make emergency response easier should the need arise. Expect heavy delays during the repair work, and motorists are advised to take I-49 north to US 190 east toward Baton Rouge as a alternate route.
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