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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Roadway incidents for Saturday, December 9

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Below is a list of traffic incidents and notices for Saturday, December 9. If you can avoid driving, it is best to do so. 

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12:04 p.m. - All lanes are now open on I-110 North and South between I-10/I-110 and US 61 (Scenic Highway). Traffic congestion has reached LA 1 (Port Allen) on I-10 East.

11:32 a.m. - La. 70 Sunshine Bridge is open in both directions.

10:03 a.m. - All lanes are now open on I-10 East and West between US 51 (Laplace) and LA 641 (Gramercy). There is no traffic congestion.

9:23 a.m. - I-10 West is now open from US 51 (Laplace) to LA 641 (Gramercy). I-10 East remains closed due to ice on the roadway. Eastbound motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

8:47 a.m. - All lanes are now open on I-10 East before LA 975 (Whiskey Bay). Traffic congestion has reached LA 3177 (Butte LaRose).

7:58 a.m. - I-10 East is closed to traffic before LA 975 (Whiskey Bay) due to a crash Traffic congestion has reached 1 mile in length. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

7:16 a.m. - I-10 is now closed to traffic in both directions between LA 641 (Gramercy) and LA 3188 (Laplace) due to multiple accidents in the area. Motorists can use US 61 as an alternate route.

6:51 a.m - The left lane is blocked on I-12 West at US 61 (Airline) due to ice on the roadway. There is no traffic congestion. Use caution.

6:17 a.m. - The left lane is blocked on I-10 East at Mile Marker 139 (Grosse Tete) due to a crash. Congestion from this incident is minimal.

5:42 a.m. - I-10 West is closed at mile marker 202 (before LA 641) due to a crash. Motorists are being diverted at LA 3188. Traffic congestion is minimal. Motorists are advised to take an alternate route.


  • The southbound lanes of Acadian Thruway from Florida Boulevard to Government Street will be closed from Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. to Monday, December 11 at 5 a.m. for concrete panel replacement and road rehab. Drivers should use S Foster Drive as an alternate route.
  • Gardon Road north of Gonzales will be closed beginning Monday, November 27. The bridge over the drainage canal there will be replaced to better facilitate drainage. The project is expected to take 4 weeks. Traffic on the south side of the bridge will exit onto Highway 621, while traffic on the north side will exit through Bourque Road.
  • Windsor Drive from Wales Street to Warfield Avenue will be closed starting Tuesday, December 5 at 7 a.m. It will continue until December 23. This is a full closure and emergency vehicles must use an alternate route. The suggested detour is Florida Boulevard service road and Harco Drive. 
  • Beginning on Wednesday, December 6, contractors will be closing the center turn lane on Essen Lane between Perkins Road and Picardy Avenue to keep the widening of Essen Lane on schedule and to ensure concrete work can be done properly and in a timely fashion. The northbound travel lanes of Essen between Perkins and Picardy will shift to the left where the turn lane is currently located. All travel lanes will remain open at all times during construction. In the coming weeks and months, motorists can expect further center turn lane closures as work progresses on Essen toward I-10. The Essen Lane widening project will widen both the east and west sides of the roadway in an effort to add a third northbound travel lane. When all construction is complete, which is anticipated to be by spring 2018, Essen Lane will consist of three northbound and three southbound travel lanes, plus a center turn lane between the I-10 interchange and Perkins Road. 
  • Lee Price Road Bridge will be completely closed from Thursday, December 7 at 8 a.m. until Friday, January 8, 2018 at 3 p.m. for repairs.
  • Blackwater Bayou Bridge on Carey Road near Baker will be closed from Monday, November 20 at 8 a.m. until Friday, December 22 at 3 p.m. for repairs. The bridge is located between Brown Road and Blackwater Road.
  • I-12, 1 mile west of Satsuma – 0.5 miles east of Satsuma, will be under construction beginning Monday, May 1. This project will widen I-12 from four lanes to six lanes, from 0.5 miles west of Satsuma to the Satsuma Interchange Ramps. This work is expected to be completed in January of 2018. Drivers should be prepared for intermittent delays and possible nightly single lane closures (eastbound and westbound) between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Saturday. These lane closures are necessary to allow crews to widen the existing roadway to the inside in order to add travel lanes. The road is open for regular traffic, but over-sized vehicles and loads will be under permit restrictions. Vehicles up to 16 feet wide will be allowed to pass through the construction zone. Motorists may take US 190 as an alternate route to avoid nightly lane closures during construction.
  • LA 413 is closed at Discharge Bayou in Pointe Coupee Parish until further notice. The bridge has sustained damage to the support structures. Please use alternate routes.

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