DOTD Announces Upcoming I-12 Closure for College Drive Flyover Project
Wednesday, May 08, 2024 at 9:23:57 AM
Baton Rouge, La – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces an upcoming interstate closure associated with the College Drive Flyover project. This closure is necessary for the demolition of the existing I-10 westbound overpass. Following demolition, the new overpass will be widened to accommodate a separate exit lane for College Drive. All construction activities are weather dependent and are subject to change.

I-12 Eastbound:

  • Full closure from 10 P.M. Friday, May 10 to 5 A.M. Saturday, May 11.

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:
For detailed information on the College Drive Flyover project please visit Call 511, visit, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.