WATCH: Wider interstate alert; I-10 project with expanded lanes now complete

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A special ribbon cutting ceremony will be happening Monday morning to celebrate the completion of DOTD’s ‘On The Geaux’ project.

The $72 million project first started in February 2018 with the goal to add an extra lane to both sides of the interstate from four lanes to six from I-10 at Highland Road to La. 73.

Another addition includes a new interstate bridges above Highland Road and at Bayou Manchac.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with Governor John Bel Edwards making an appearance.

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves released this statement about the I-10 widening project between EBR and Ascension parishes:

“We have spent years fighting for the right investments to address our traffic congestion, deteriorating transportation infrastructure and real transportation needs in our community. This widening project is another example of how if we work together to invest our federal dollars into the right areas, we can save both time and money for all that use our transportation infrastructure,” Graves said. “And building a stronger and more resilient South Louisiana means taking all the different components – whether it’s passing transportation legislation in Congress such as the FAST Act, modernizing our project reviews, or securing lagniappe funds – and applying them to the same overall goal of making the right changes we need.”

You can find more information about the project here.

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