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Basin Bridge resurfacing project underway

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 19:20:49-05

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.

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