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Construction on I-10 E from Bayou Portage to Basin Bridge extended to Saturday

Posted: 2:49 PM, Jun 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 15:49:43-04

The construction in the right lane of I-10 East from Bayou Portage to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge that started on Tuesday has been extended to Saturday, June 30. 

Crews are upgrading the right shoulder for a traffic switch onto the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge for bridge widening. 

The work takes place nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting. 

This work is related to the FASTLANE I-10 widening project. This $54.7 million project will involve pavement replacement within the existing 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 FASTLANE 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.