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I-10/I-49 interchange road work set to begin this weekend to fix damage to overpass

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I-10 eastbound overpass damage update

DOTD News Release...

LAFAYETTE, La. – With phase one plans to replace the I-10 eastbound overpass set to take place this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced upcoming lane and road closures, as well as detours, related to the work.

Thursday, January 19

I-49 Northbound

All travel lanes of I-49 northbound will be closed at the I-10 eastbound on-ramp on Thursday, January 19, until Friday, January 20, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. to allow crews to remove existing mounted signs on the I-10 EB overpass, weather permitting.

Friday, January 20 - Monday, January, 23

I-49 Northbound

All travel lanes of I-49 northbound will be closed at the I-10 eastbound on-ramp beginning Friday, January 19, at 9 p.m., until Monday, January 23, at 5 a.m. to allow crews to remove the damaged span portion of the I-10 eastbound overpass, weather permitting.

Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22

I-10 Eastbound

All travel lanes will be closed on I-10 eastbound at the US 90/Morgan City exit ramp (Exit 103A) beginning, Saturday, January 21, until Sunday, January 22, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly while crews reposition concrete barriers and install temporary pavement striping, weather permitting.

Detours for all closures include the following:

I-49 Northbound – Take the I-10 EB exit for Baton Rouge (Exit 1A). Once on I-10 EB, take the exit for Louisiana Avenue (Exit 104). Take a left at the stop sign and go under the overpass. Take the ramp to get on I-10 WB. Once on I-10 WB you can take the exit for Opelousas (Exit 103B) to access I-49 NB.

I-10 Eastbound – If traveling on I-10 EB, take the exit for Morgan City (Exit 103A) and merge onto the Evangeline Thruway. Take a left at the Willow Street intersection to gain access to the NB Evangeline Thruway. Take the I-10 EB exit for Baton Rouge (Exit 1A).

During this time, the following closures will remain in place.

  • Interstate 10 eastbound overpass auxiliary lane (deceleration/acceleration lane)
  • Inside lane of Interstate 49 northbound
  • I-49 northbound exit ramp from I-10 (Exit 103B)
  • I-10 eastbound on-ramp from I-49 (Exit 1A)

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution, and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.

  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at www.dotd.la.gov.
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

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