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Basin Bridge lane closure canceled for the weekend

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Posted at 11:40 AM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 12:40:54-05

Construction work on I-10 West from Mile Marker 127-125 (Basin Bridge) is canceled for this weekend, January 24 - January 27. It has been rescheduled for the weekend of January 31 - February 3.

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced a rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125. The contractor, Gibson & Associates, will mill the existing deck surface and replace it with a modified latex concrete pavement.

A portion of the bridge deck was damaged following a multi-vehicle crash involving a vehicle fire in August 2019 that caused spalling to occur, resulting in some of the surface concrete to crack and flake off. One of the trucks involved in the crash was carrying a load of lumber that sparked an intense fire, which is to blame for much of the damage.

The bridge was deemed structurally sound after a thorough bridge inspection.

There lane closure on I-10 westbound during the weekends will be from 9 p.m. on Fridays to 6 a.m. on Mondays. Motorists are encouraged to use a detour route using LA 415 to U.S. 190 to I-49 back to I-10.