Lane shift planned on La. 1 Intracoastal Bridge in Port Allen
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:56:51 PM

BATON ROUGE – There will be a new lane configuration on La. 1 southbound Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in West Baton Rouge Parish beginning early Monday morning. As preparation continues on emergency girder repairs, after midnight tonight the left lane will be closed from the bottom of the bridge to the midway point of the bridge where the traffic will switch back to the left lane.

Traffic will continue in one lane across the bridge as has been the case since a truck damaged a girder on the bottom of the bridge on Tuesday. The change in configuration is because the contractor working on the joint repairs has finished in the closed right-hand lane and will now be working on the upslope of the left lane in the southbound direction.

DOTD estimates that by Friday all of the joints on the southbound approach will be finished. The department will continue to maximize the unexpected closure of a lane to ensure that the total repair of this bridge, as originally intended happens as soon as possible. We continue to try and find ways to ensure safe conditions and reduced congestion.