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One lane to be closed today on I-10 East

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Posted at 8:24 AM, Apr 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-24 09:24:41-04

If you're headed toward Baton Rouge Monday, here's a heads-up:

DOTD announces that the outside right lane and shoulder of I-10 eastbound, on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge at mile marker 123.2 (near Lake Pelba), will be closed to motorists on Monday, April 24, to allow crews to conduct an emergency bridge inspection.

The closure is anticipated to take place from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

This closure will result in traffic delays. Motorists are encouraged to utilize an alternate route.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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 activity by signing up for MyDOTD at
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by 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).