Westbound lane on I-210 bridge now open – Calcasieu Parish
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 4:40:46 PM
Westbound lane on I-210 bridge now open – Calcasieu Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that westbound lane on the I-210 Prien Lake Bridge has reopened. Major construction work for project is complete.

Unfortunately, several light pole were damaged in the recent lightning storm, and repairs will be made to those affected in the coming weeks. Short term closures during off-peak hours may be used to repair the lights.

“This project has made necessary safety upgrades to the bridge, improved the serviceability, and has provided better access for future bridge inspections,” said Secretary Shawn Wilson, Ph.D. “I am happy to reopen the westbound lane of the I-210 bridge before the holiday, and wish everyone safe travels.”

This $35 million project began in January 2019 and replaced the surface of the main spans, installed roadway and bridge lighting, retrofitted a new barrier rail system, and installed permanent inspection walkways under the main span.

Motorists are encouraged to continue using caution when driving through the work area as crews will be removing traffic control and signage.

Kiewit Construction was the contractor on the project.