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DOTD warns drivers to expect lane closures as part of I-10 College Drive Exit project

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Published: May. 18, 2022 at 2:43 PM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 2:35 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is warning drivers of lane closures for road work on I-10 and I-12.

Officials said the closures will be on I-10 West as part of the I-10 College Drive Exit project to widen the exit. They added the closures are necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway.

A public meeting with DOTD leaders is happening Thursday, May 19, where people can join an open house event to offer input about the I-10 widening project.

The lane closures below are from the I-10/I-12 merge to the College Drive exit:

  • Wednesday, May 18, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - I-10 West right lane and I-12 West left lane
  • Thursday, May 19, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - I-10 West left lane
  • Friday, May 20, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. - I-10 West right lane and I-12 West left and middle lanes
  • Saturday, May 21, 10 p. m. to 8 a.m. - I-10 West right lane, I-12 West left and middle lanes, and there will be no access to the College Drive exit from I-10 West
  • Sunday, May 22, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - I-12 West right lane
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 23 - May 25, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - Alternating lane closures on I-12 West

On Saturday, May 21, those traveling on I-10 West will not have access to the College Drive exit. Drivers are advised to exit onto Acadian Thruway, then merge onto I-10 East until the College Drive exit.

The lane closures below are from the I-10/I-12 merge to the College Drive exit:

  • Wednesday, May 18, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - I-10 West right lane and I-12 West left lane
  • Thursday, May 19, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - I-10 West left lane
  • Friday, May 20, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. - I-10 West right lane and I-12 West left and middle lanes
  • Saturday, May 21, 10 p. m. to 8 a.m. - I-10 West right lane, I-12 West left and middle lanes, and there will be no access to the College Drive exit from I-10 West
  • Sunday, May 22, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - I-12 West right lane
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 23 - May 25, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. - Alternating lane closures on I-12 West

On Saturday, May 21, those traveling on I-10 West will not have access to the College Drive exit. Drivers are advised to exit onto Acadian Thruway, then merge onto I-10 East until the College Drive exit.

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DOTD also said I-12 East between the I-10/I-12 split and the Livingston Parish line may have one or two lanes closed at night and intermittent shoulder closures from Friday, May 20, to Friday, May 27. The lane closures are necessary for concrete patching, and related work.

The lane closures will happen at the following times (weather permitting):

  • Friday, May 20 through Saturday, May 21 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning
  • Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning

Intermittent shoulder closures may occur at any time from Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. to Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

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