Truckers should expect delays on a portion of Interstate 10 in Louisiana this weekend and next as crews perform repairs on a bridge.
Emergency roadwork will have Interstate 10 eastbound down to one lane near Henderson, Louisiana at the base of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, to Lake Pelba (mile marker122) beginning Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 22.
On Friday, Aug. 25, the closure will take place again beginning at 8 p.m. until noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, to allow contractors to finish the repair.
The closures are necessary for the Department of Transportation and Development to replace a broken finger joint on the bridge near the Butte La Rose exit.
The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot maximum width restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.
The lane closures will begin near the start of the bridge to make emergency response easier should the need arise. Drivers should expect heavy delays during the repair work, and motorists are advised to take Interstate 49 north to US 190 east toward Baton Rouge as an alternate route.