DOTD announces traffic switch on LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge, two lanes to remain open in each direction
Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 2:34:02 PM
Port Allen- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that beginning the evening of Friday, November 11, there will be a traffic switch on the LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge in West Baton Rouge Parish. During this time, there will remain two lanes in each direction open.

Motorists traveling southbound will be shifted a lane to the left after crossing the Intracoastal Bridge. This traffic switch will end at the intersection of Sun Plus Pkwy., at which time, motorists will be shifted back onto the existing roadway. This traffic switch is necessary in order to move traffic from the work area so crews can construct the drainage structures and the new road for the new Southbound LA 1 Bridge.

This temporary switch is estimated to be in effect until early 2023, weather permitting, until crews are finished paving the road that leads to the new bridge.

The contractor, Kiewit Louisiana Co., is anticipated to be completed with phase one of this project summer 2023, weather permitting.

The second phase, which is scheduled to go to bid summer 2023, will remove both of the existing original bridges and construct a new northbound bridge, as well as replace frontage roads on the south side of the bridge. Once both phases are completed, there will be a new southbound bridge that has three 12-foot lanes and 10-foot shoulders and a new northbound bridge with two 12-foot lanes and 10-foot shoulders and a barrier separated exit lane for I-10 eastbound.

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

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 for 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 website at