DOTD to close I-10 West, Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge this weekend
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:44:44 PM
ST. CHARLES PARISH, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a full closure of westbound Interstate 10 on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., on Sunday, Jan. 15, as part of a $1.3 million project to upgrade emergency crossings for safer access for motorists in St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes.

The closure will allow the contractor, Diamond Electrical Co., Inc., to install a dynamic message sign truss (support brackets) at mile marker 211.4, near the I-10 and I-55 interchange. As an alternate route, traffic will be directed to I-310, on to U.S. 61, and on to U.S. 51 in LaPlace, La.

The estimated completion timeframe for the project in its entirety is March 2017.

All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking or biking near the active work zone.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, real-time around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates can be accessed via Twitter @NOLA_Traffic.