POSTED: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 8:34am
Baton Rouge, La — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today, weather permitting, I-10 will be reduced to one lane in each direction at Highland Road from Friday night through Monday morning while crews install new bridge joints.
Beginning April 19, at 9:00 p.m., the right lane will be closed on I-10 eastbound and westbound at the Highland Road entrance and exit ramps. All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22. Law enforcement will be stationed at the Highland Road exit ramps to control the traffic signals and allow extra time for traffic at the Highland intersections. The extended weekend closure will allow crews to complete the installation of the new steel bridge joints in one weekend rather than two.
As work continues on the I-10 and I-12 corridors, drivers are urged to remain alert, obey speed limits and other posted signs, and exercise caution in the construction zones.
The Geaux Wider program is a multi-year construction initiative designed to increase capacity, improve safety and enhance mobility on Interstates 10 and 12 in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes.
Work continues to widen the following interstate segments under the $315 million Geaux Wider Program:
• I-10, from the Siegen Lane interchange to Highland Road (to be completed in spring 2013).
• I-12, from Juban Road to the Walker/La. 447 interchange (to be completed in mid-2013).
Widening is complete on I-10, from the I-10/12 split to Siegen Lane, and on I-12 between O’Neal Lane and Juban Road.
For more information, contact Louisiana DOTD Customer Service at 1-877-4LADOTD (3683) or visit www.GeauxWider.com .