I-10 Westbound Reopened Near Breaux Bridge After Emergency Repairs Forced Lane Closure
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KPEL News) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has reopened all lanes of I-10 Westbound between Henderson and Breaux Bridge after a traffic crash forced a lane closure.
According to DOTD, emergency repairs were required in the westbound lanes, forcing the closure of two lanes and causing serious congestion all the way back to the Basin Bridge.
This was announced around the same time as a traffic crash in the area had forced lane closures and created a traffic back-up for up to 5 miles.
However, the lanes appear to have been reopened.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has reduced I-10 westbound to just one lane between Henderson and Breaux Bridge for emergency road repairs.
According to a statement from DOTD, the road work will begin just past mile marker 113 to mile marker 109.
The announcement came after a major crash forced two of the three lanes on I-10 westbound to close around 10 a.m. Friday morning.
As of 1:30 p.m., the lanes were still closed and congestion had reached five miles.
The congestion is nearing the Basin Bridge over the Atchafalaya, which could cause further problems for travelers heading westbound from Baton Rouge - there are few options to detour once you are on the bridge.
Louisiana DOTD does not currently have an estimated time frame for the repairs that need to be done on the roadway.
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