UPDATE: DOTD announces closures for Phase Two of I-10 overpass emergency repair
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:43:46 AM
UPDATES AS OF 3/31/2023: DOTD announces that all lanes on Interstate 10 eastbound and Interstate 49 northbound at the interchange are open to traffic.

UPDATE AS OF 3/28/2023: DOTD announces the following closures to allow crews to conduct work related to the I-10 emergency repair.

Wednesday, March 29: Interstate 49 northbound will be closed at the I-10 overpass from 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 30: Interstate 10 eastbound and I-49 northbound will be closed at the interchange from 8 p.m. - 5 a.m.

UPDATE as of 3/22/2023: DOTD announces that the lane reduction on I-49 northbound at the I-10 overpass scheduled for Thursday, March 23, has been canceled.

UPDATE AS OF 3/20/2023: DOTD announces that on Thursday, March 23, I-49 northbound at the I-10 overpass will be reduced to one lane from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to allow crews to conduct additional work related to emergency repairs for the I-10 eastbound overpass.

UPDATE AS OF 3/19/2023: DOTD announces that I-49 northbound at Interstate 10 is now open to traffic.

– As part of Phase Two to replace the I-10 eastbound overpass over Interstate 49, today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced upcoming lane and road closures, as well as detours, related to the work.

Thursday, March 16

I-49 Northbound
From 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., the right lane of I-49 northbound at the I-10 overpass will be closed to allow crews to setup and receive equipment necessary for the span assembly.

I-49 Northbound and I-10 Eastbound
All travel lanes of I-49 northbound and I-10 eastbound at the interchange will be closed from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. to allow crews to move concrete barriers and layout the construction site. After work is completed, one lane of I-10 eastbound will be opened to traffic.

Friday, March 17 - Monday, March, 20

I-10 Eastbound
One lane reduction of I-10 eastbound overpass at I-49 will continue.

I-49 Northbound
All travel lanes of I-49 northbound will be closed at the I-10 overpass beginning Friday, March 17, at 9 p.m., until Monday, March 20, at 4 a.m. to install the newly constructed girders and bridge deck.

Crews will once again utilize SPMT’s to lift the new girders and bridge deck piece into place. After all pieces are securely in place, a concrete closure pour will be performed to tie-in all new components to the existing bridge overpass.

*All lanes of Interstate 10 in the eastbound direction will be open to traffic once the concrete closure pour has met the necessary curing requirements.

During this time, the following closures will remain in place.

  • Interstate 10 eastbound overpass auxiliary lane (deceleration/acceleration lane)
  • I-49 northbound exit ramp from I-10 (Exit 103B)
  • I-10 eastbound on-ramp from I-49 (Exit 1A)

Detours for all closures include the following:

I-49 Northbound – Take the I-10 EB exit for Baton Rouge (Exit 1A). Once on I-10 EB, take the exit for Louisiana Avenue (Exit 104). Take a left at the stop sign and go under the overpass. Take the ramp to get on I-10 WB. Once on I-10 WB you can take the exit for Opelousas (Exit 103B) to access I-49 NB.

I-10 Eastbound – If traveling on I-10 EB, take the exit for Morgan City (Exit 103A) and merge onto the Evangeline Thruway. Take a left at the Willow Street intersection to gain access to the NB Evangeline Thruway. Take the I-10 EB exit for Baton Rouge (Exit 1A).

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

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at www.dotd.la.gov.
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

Media/Public Info Contact
Deidra Druilhet
Public Information Officer