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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
As a result of Wednesday's isobutane tanker accident on I-10, several repairs need to be made, impacting traffic Thursday night. These impacts are combined with regular construction activities that have already been planned and will take place between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting:
• I-12 westbound Exit 1A to I-10 eastbound will be closed for repair due to the isobutane accident.
• The Essen Lane off-ramp from I-10 eastbound (Exit 160) will be closed for repair due to the isobutane accident.
• The Siegen Lane off-ramp from I-10 westbound (Exit 163) will be closed for paving.
• The Siegen Lane on-ramp to I-10 eastbound will be closed for paving.
• There will be alternating lane closures on I-10 westbound from before Essen Lane to the I-12 eastbound off-ramp for repair due to the isobutane accident.
• There will be alternating lane closures on I-10 eastbound from before Essen Lane to past the Essen Lane overpass for repair due to the isobutane accident.
• The right lane of I-10 westbound will be closed before and after the Siegen Lane overpass.
• The right lane of I-10 eastbound will be closed between Siegen Lane and Highland Road.
These closures will allow vehicles 11' wide or less to pass through the construction zones.
I-10 westbound will be open for regular traffic, but oversize vehicles must detour using U.S. 61 North/Sorrento (Exit 187). Diverted traffic will be able to reach I-10 by traveling north along U.S. 61, exiting onto I-12 westbound, and traveling west along I-12 until reaching I-10.
I-10 eastbound will be open for regular traffic, but oversize vehicles traveling east on I-10 must detour to I-12 at the I-10/I-12 split, travel east along I-12, and use U.S. 61 South/Airline Highway (Exit 2A). Oversize vehicles wishing to access I-10 eastbound from I-12 westbound must detour using U.S. 61 South/Airline Highway (Exit 2A). Diverted traffic will be able to reach I-10 by traveling south along U.S. 61 until reaching the I-10 on-ramp near Sorrento.
Vehicles intending on accessing I-10 eastbound from I-12 westbound should continue on 1-10 westbound, exit at College Drive (Exit 158), and access I-10 eastbound from College Drive.
Vehicles intending on accessing Essen Lane from I-10 eastbound should continue eastbound to Bluebonnet Boulevard (Exit 162A), access I-10 westbound from Bluebonnet Boulevard, and then travel westbound to Essen Lane (Exit 160).
Vehicles intending on accessing Siegen Lane from I-10 westbound should continue westbound on I-10, exit at Bluebonnet Boulevard/Mall of Louisiana Boulevard (Exit 162B), turn left on Mall of Louisiana Boulevard, and turn left on eastbound Frontage Road to access Siegen Lane.
Vehicles intending on accessing I-10 eastbound from Siegen Lane should go south on Siegen Lane, turn left onto Perkins Road, turn left onto Highland Road, and access I-10 eastbound from Highland Road.
The construction work is weather dependent and may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to please use caution in all construction zones and follow the lower posted speed limits.
Media personnel needing access to the interstate work zones for photos or video must first contact the Geaux Wider team at (225) 906-1448. For safety reasons, no unscheduled or unaccompanied visits are permitted.
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.
The following interstate segments are being widened to six lanes under the Geaux Wider program:
• Interstate 10, from the I-10/12 split to Siegen Lane.
• Interstate 10, from the Siegen Lane interchange to Highland Road.
• Interstate 12, from the O'Neal Lane interchange to Pete's Highway.
• Interstate 12 eastbound, from Pete's Highway to Juban Road.
• Interstate 12, from Juban Road to the Walker/LA 447 interchange.
Completion of the entire program is tentatively scheduled for 2013.
For more information, contact Louisiana DOTD Customer Service at 1-877-4LADOTD (3683) or visit www.GeauxWider.com.