Grand Point Highway overpass to close

Posted at 11:56 AM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 12:56:41-04

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that LA 347 (Grand Point Highway) at I-10 overpass will be closed Tuesday, April 10 at 8 p.m. until Wednesday, April 11 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to place new steel girders for the new bridge section of the I-10 overpass.

The northbound traffic on LA 347 will be detoured to I-10 eastbound to Butte La Rose then back to I-10 westbound to LA 347 north.

The southbound traffic on LA 347 will be detoured to I-10 westbound to LA 328 (Rees Street) then back to I-10 eastbound to LA 347 south. 

This work is related to the I-10 widening project (State Project Number H.003014). This $54.7 million project will involve pavement replacement within the existing the lanes in each direction for 2.7 miles along I-10 from La. 347 to the base of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. An additional lane will be added in the westbound direction.

With the help of the grant, this is the second of three projects to reconstruct and widen the I-10 corridor from I-49 to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. 

The project began in July 2017 and is estimated for completion in 2020.