ST. MARTIN PARISH — The rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge has begun in St. Martin Parish.
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 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.