Lane closures coming on Mississippi River Bridge due to emergency repairs


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana DOTD needs to make some ’emergency repairs’ on the Mississippi River Bridge.

What that means is two lanes are going to be closed on I-10 West on the New Bridge starting Thursday night at 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday morning.

DOTD provided details about this closure and others below:

The center and right lanes of I 10 West Bound on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge (New Bridge) will be closed for emergency repairs on August 26 at 9:00 pm until August 27 at 5:00 am. Also included in this closure will be the ramp from I 110 South Bound to I 10 West Bound. The entrance ramps from North Blvd and St. Ferdinand/St Louis Streets will be closed. There will be one lane open for travel on the west bound side during this event. Permit load restrictions will be up to 12 feet wide; anything over, please contact the permit office.

DOTD appreciates your patience, and reminds you to please drive with caution through construction sites, and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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