UPDATE: DOTD temporarily opens two lanes for ramps at the I-10/I-210 west interchange
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:12:33 PM
UPDATE: The PPG Drive westbound entrance ramp has reopened. Traffic traveling I-10 westbound from Westlake will no longer be required to exit at PPG Drive and detour to US 90.

The I-210 westbound to I-10 westbound flyover ramp has returned to one lane for the ongoing construction project.

Original notification:

Lake Charles, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has temporarily opened two lanes to the I-10 eastbound to I-210 eastbound flyover ramp and two lanes to the I-210 westbound to I-10 westbound flyover to help mitigate traffic congestion following the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge inspection closure.

Traffic traveling I-10 westbound from Westlake will exit at PPG Drive (Exit 26) to detour to US 90. Additionally, the I-10 westbound entrance ramp at PPG Drive is closed.

Inspections are ongoing on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge. DOTD must complete a full inspection in order to reopen the bridge. At this time, there is no estimate on when the inspection will be complete.

Motorists are advised severe congestion remains, and all vehicles can continue to detour via I-210.

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 www.511la.org.