I-10 Bridge Project Complete I-210 Bridge Project to Start by the End of 2018
I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project Complete, I-210 Prien Lake Bridge Project to Start this Year
Workers on the I-10 maintenance project near the Calcasieu River Bridge picked up cones and re-opened all lanes today as they completed the expansion joint project. This maintenance was done to prepare the bridge and overpasses for the increased traffic load they will face during the I-210 bridge re-decking and upgrade project.
The I-210 bridge project is expected to last three years and cost an estimated $30 million. In addition to re-decking the bridge over Prien Lake, the project will also add lighting, barrier upgrades, and an inspection walkway. Movable barriers will be used to control traffic, along with electronic message signs. Officials will also be able to enact contraflow on the bridge if there is a need for evacuation or a similar emergency.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter has sent a letter to the Louisiana Department of Transportation requesting that the project have a 24-hour work schedule so it is completed earlier than planned.
The I-210 Prien Lake Bridge project is expected to begin by the end of 2018.
A Lake Charles man was arrested and charged with DWI 3rd Offense after a traffic stop near the intersection of Ernest Street and West Hale Street in Lake Charles for a traffic violation.
Wayne and Layne’s near Sulphur will be hosting their 3rd Annual Coat Drive for the Homeless this weekend and offering a free show to anyone who donates.
Nighttime closures on and near the I-210 Bridge in Lake Charles continue November 11 – 14, 2019.