DATE CHANGE-DOTD Announces Upcoming I-12 Closure for College Drive Flyover Project
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:14:12 AM
UPDATE: Due to forecasted inclement weather, the I-12 eastbound closure has been rescheduled for 10 P.M. Friday, March 22 to 5 A.M. Saturday, March 23.


Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces an upcoming interstate closure associated with the College Drive Flyover project. This closure is necessary to facilitate the placement of the new bridge deck at the I-10/I-12 split.

All construction activities are weather dependent and are subject to change.

I-12 Eastbound:
  • Full closure from 10 P.M. Friday, March 22 to 5 A.M. Saturday, March 23.
Detour Information:
Traffic on I-10 eastbound wishing to take I-12 eastbound will continue on I-10 eastbound and take exit 160 (Essen Ln.), proceeding north (left turn) and continuing to the I-12 eastbound ramp.

We encourage motorists to familiarize themselves with the detour information prior to the closure to minimize any inconvenience.

Safety reminder:
DOTD appreciates your patience and we would like to remind drivers to exercise caution and drive with care through construction sites. Please be mindful of work crews and their equipment, and adhere to all posted signage and speed limits.

Additional information:
Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.