BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – If you use I-10 West between La. 73 and Highland Rd, this message is for you.
Louisiana DOTD provided details about adjustments to the traffic flow that start on Friday morning:
All westbound traffic on Interstate 10 between La. 73 in Ascension Parish and Highland Road in Baton Rouge will shift to newly poured pavement that is part of the On the Greaux project to add an extra lane between the exits.
Crews will be working overnight on Thursday night, beginning at 9 p.m., to install barricades, signage and striping to ensure a smooth transition for Friday morning traffic. The new pavement was added to the inside of the existing lanes, so traffic will be shifted to drivers’ left side near the La. 73 interchange.
Westbound travelers (those driving toward Baton Rouge from Ascension Parish) already have been driving on new pavement from just west of the Bayou Manchac Bridge to Highland Road. By shifting more traffic to the new pavement, crews will have the opportunity to inspect and repair parts of the existing westbound interstate that need maintenance.
On the Greaux is a DOTD project to widen Interstate 10 from four lanes to six lanes between Highland Road in Baton Rouge and La. 73 in Ascension Parish. This 6.5-mile segment of the interstate carries more than 95,000 vehicles a day. Construction on the project began in 2018 and is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2020.
If you are interested in learning more about future road closures and cancellations, visit On the Greaux.