Daytime construction on I-10 begins Monday

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) — Earlier this week, officials with the Louisiana DOTD announced a plan to repair the damage caused by a truck with a backhoe at the Interstate 10 overpass at Interstate 49 in Lafayette.

This first phase of work is expected to occur Jan. 20-22 (Friday through Sunday) as I-49 North will be closed throughout the weekend to allow repairs to begin.

Shawn Wilson, DOTD

Shawn Wilson, DOTD

Well, starting Monday, there’s construction just a few miles down I-10. DOTD officials say slow operation on the inside and outside lanes of I-10 westbound and eastbound from mile marker 108 (1 mile before the Breaux Bridge exit) to mile marker 115 (LA 347, Cecilia, Henderson) as Workers will be installing rumble strips during the day.

Interstate-10 Henderson exit, Google Street View

Interstate-10 Henderson exit, Google Street View

Work will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.

The construction work is being carried out with slow driving on one lane at a time, which can lead to delays for drivers.

Alternating lane closures on Cameron Street for the next 2 months

Also starting Monday, there will be night-time lane closures on US 90 (Cameron Street) between Andres Street and Wilfred Road. These closures will be eastbound and westbound and will last through Friday, March 17, as workers will conduct asphalt overlay and marking work.

US 90 between Andres Road and Alfred Street, Google Maps

US 90 between Andres Road and Alfred Street, Google Maps

These lane closures will take place at the following times:

• Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m
• Friday – Saturday: 19:00 – 08:00

There will be no detour route as the road is open to regular traffic, with a 14-foot lane restriction for oversized loads traveling through the work zone during lane closure hours. Emergency vehicles have access to the area but delays may occur.

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