The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that work on the I-10 widening project in East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes is progressing.
Currently, crews are working on the new eastbound section of the I-10 bridge over Highland Road and will start forming the new bridge deck in the coming days. Concrete paving for the new travel lane and shoulder, eastbound and westbound, between Highland Road and LA 73 has been completed, though work on the on/ off ramps at Highland Road are still being constructed.
There will be a road closure on both the eastbound and westbound on/ off ramps of Highland Road nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. until April 11. This work is necessary to work on the Highland Road bridge. As an alternate route, motorists are advised to travel westbound on I-10 to the Siegen Lane interchange and I-10 eastbound to the LA 73 interchange.
This $72 million project will widen I-10 from four lanes to six lanes west of Highland Road to the LA 73 interchange, as well as replace the LA 42 overpass structures and rebuild the I-10 overpass above Highland Road, replacing the two bridges with one large overpass.
Construction work begin in February 2018 and is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2020, weather dependent.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
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