Crews rescheduling I-10 west overpass demolition in College Dr. Flyover Project
Monday, May 13, 2024 at 2:02:52 PM
Baton Rouge, La - Crews working overnight Friday were unable to remove the old Interstate 10 westbound overpass near the I-10/I-12 split. The demolition of the overpass will be rescheduled at a later date.

During removal operations on the College Flyover project, the team encountered unexpected equipment issues and were forced to abandon the effort Saturday morning. As the design-build team works toward rescheduling the removal operations, work continues on other areas of the project.

All I-10 westbound traffic just before the I-10/I-12 merge was shifted last month from the old overpass to a new, adjacent overpass. When the old overpass is removed, crews will widen the new overpass to accommodate a separate I-10 westbound lane for a new College Drive exit ramp.

The concrete and metal in the old overpass will be recycled.

When the project is completed, the overpass will fly over I-12 eastbound and a realigned I-12 westbound. Under the new configuration, I-12 westbound traffic will form the inside lanes of I-10 westbound at the merge. One lane of I-12 westbound will peel off before the merge to exit at College Drive.

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DOTD reminds you to drive with caution through the work zone and to be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.