BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — I-12 eastbound from the Essen Lane exit to the College Drive exit will be closed overnight on Saturday to remove a part of the overpass bridge deck, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

The closure will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

DOTD advises drivers to use the LA 3064 (Essen Lane) exit and travel northbound on LA 3064 to the I-12 eastbound on-ramp.

According to DOTD, this $52.3 million project will realign the existing I-12 westbound traffic to more closely follow the I-12 eastbound alignment and will span both I-12 eastbound and westbound with a new I-10 westbound bridge, allowing for westbound traffic to exit to College Drive without crossing through mainline interstate traffic.

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