NOW OPEN: Interstate 10 eastbound lane closures on Atchafalaya Bridge set to begin Friday night
Monday, August 28, 2023 at 12:40:33 PM
UPDATE: DOTD announces that the below work has been completed, and All lanes on I-10 eastbound on the Atchafalaya Basin are NOW OPEN.

– Emergency roadwork will have I-10 eastbound down to one lane near Henderson, at the base of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, to Lake Pelba (MM 122) beginning Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

On Friday, Aug. 25, the closure will take place again beginning at 8 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to allow contractors to finish the repair. The closures are necessary for the Department of Transportation and Development to replace a broken finger joint on the bridge near the Butte La Rose exit.

The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot maximum width restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

The lane closures will begin near the start of the bridge to make emergency response easier should the need arise. Expect heavy delays during the repair work, and motorists are advised to take I-49 north to US 190 east toward Baton Rouge as a alternate route.

Travelers may want to use one of the available travel apps like, Waze, or Google maps.

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 activities by signing up for MyDOTD at

  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by downloading the 511 app, visiting, 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).