DOTD provides update on LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge replacement
Monday, February 14, 2022 at 10:08:36 AM
West Baton Rouge Parish- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that beginning in April, construction will begin on a project to replace the LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge in West Baton Rouge Parish.

This $57.7 million project will replace the current southbound bridge with a new bridge that will be constructed on the west side of the existing structure. Additionally, Ernest Wilson Drive and LA 1 will be realigned to connect with the new bridge. Vehicles will remain on the current alignment until the new bridge is completed, at which time, both south and northbound traffic will be shifted to the new bridge. There will be two lanes of traffic in each direction during construction.

During construction, temporary lane closures will be kept to a minimum and will only be allowed for a duration of a single day from the hours of 7 p .m. to 4 a.m.

This is part of a two-phased project that once completed, will have 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. Phase two is scheduled to go to bid summer 2023.

The contractor, Kiewit Louisiana Co., is anticipated to be completed with phase one early 2023, weather permitting. Phase two is estimated to be completed 2026.