The rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will begin in St. Martin Parish on Friday, January 17.
The project, according to DOTD, will take place on I-10 West from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125. The existing deck surfaces are being milled and replaced with modified latex concrete pavement.
A portion of the bridge deck was damaged following a multi-vehicle crash involving a vehicle fire in August 2019. DOTD says the crash caused spalling to occur, resulting in some cracking and flaking of the surface concrete.
The bridge was deemed structurally sound after a thorough bridge inspection, according to DOTD.
Construction is set to begin January 17 and is anticipated to be completed January 27, weather permitting.
There will be a single lane closure on I-10 westbound during the weekends from 9:00 pm on Fridays to 6:00 am on Mondays.
Motorists are encouraged to use a detour route using LA 415 to U.S. 190 to I-49 back to I-10.
See the detour map below.