DOTD will have numerous upcoming road closures that you need to be aware of in relation to phase one of the Interstate 10 overpass project in Lafayette at I-49 (Evangeline Thruway).

In anticipation of this weekend's work on the I-10 E overpass bridge, DOTD has issued the following lane and road closures.

Thursday, January 19

I-49 Northbound

All travel lanes of I-49 northbound will be closed at the I-10 eastbound on-ramp on Thursday, January 19, until Friday, January 20, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. to allow crews to remove existing mounted signs on the I-10 EB overpass, weather permitting.

Friday, January 20 - Monday, January, 23

I-49 Northbound

All travel lanes of I-49 northbound will be closed at the I-10 eastbound on-ramp beginning Friday, January 20, at 9 p.m., until Monday, January 23, at 5 a.m. to allow crews to remove the damaged span portion of the I-10 eastbound overpass, weather permitting.

Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22

I-10 Eastbound

All travel lanes will be closed on I-10 eastbound at the US 90/Morgan City exit ramp (Exit 103A) beginning, Saturday, January 21, until Sunday, January 22, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly while crews reposition concrete barriers and install temporary pavement striping, weather permitting.

Detours for all closures include the following:

I-49 Northbound – Take the I-10 EB exit for Baton Rouge (Exit 1A). Once on I-10 EB, take the exit for Louisiana Avenue (Exit 104). Take a left at the stop sign and go under the overpass. Take the ramp to get on I-10 WB. Once on I-10 WB you can take the exit for Opelousas (Exit 103B) to access I-49 NB.

I-10 Eastbound – If traveling on I-10 EB, take the exit for Morgan City (Exit 103A) and merge onto the Evangeline Thruway. Take a left at the Willow Street intersection to gain access to the NB Evangeline Thruway. Take the I-10 EB exit for Baton Rouge (Exit 1A).

During this time, the following closures will remain in place.

Interstate 10 eastbound overpass auxiliary lane (deceleration/acceleration lane)
Inside lane of Interstate 49 northbound
I-49 northbound exit ramp from I-10 (Exit 103B)
I-10 eastbound on-ramp from I-49 (Exit 1A)

DOTD reminds motorists to drive with caution and have patience as crews work diligently to make repairs. Also, motorists should be aware of the equipment being used along the roadways as well.

For more information on lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at www.dotd.la.gov. Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information.

Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

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