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UPDATE: Atchafalaya Basin Bridge resurfacing project ends early

DOTD says all lanes westbound are open
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Posted at 10:47 AM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 14:25:45-05

The rehabilitation project to replace the existing bridge deck surface on the I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin Parish has ended early.

DOTD reports that all lanes of the basin bridge westbound are now open.

The project spanned from the Whiskey Bay exit to mile marker 125. The right lane of I-10 westbound has been closed since Friday night, and was scheduled to be closed until tomorrow morning.

DOTD had advised drivers to expect heavy delays, and recommended detouring.

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Roadwork began last month, then was suspended for the weekend of January 24 to January 27.

This project consists of milling the existing deck surface and replacing it with a modified latex concrete pavement and is estimated to be completed February 3, weather permitting.

DOTD says that 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.

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