Louisiana DOTD Announces Opening of One Lane of I-10 Overpass at I-49 After Damage From 18-Wheeler

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Published January 04, 2023

Louisiana DOTD Announces Opening of One Lane of I-10 Overpass at I-49 After Damage From 18-Wheeler

Lafayette, Louisiana – On January 4, 2023, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) announced that it will open the left lane of the Interstate 10 overpass at Interstate 49 (Evangeline Thruway) in Lafayette Parish this evening once safety measures are in place.

The Interstate 10 eastbound overpass was previously closed to traffic on January 3 after it was impacted by an 18-wheeler carrying an excavator.

LADOTD indicated that the following closures will continue to be in place as crews work to further assess the impacts to the Interstate 10 eastbound overpass.

Interstate 10 and Interstate 49 Closures in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

  • Interstate 10 eastbound overpass outside lane and deceleration/acceleration ramp
  • Inside lane of Interstate 49 northbound
  • I-49 northbound exit ramp from I-10 (Exit 1B)
  • I-10 eastbound on-ramp from I-49 (Exit 1A)

LADOTD indicated that there will be a 12-foot width restriction for vehicles traveling on the open lane of Interstate 10 eastbound.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes along I-10 eastbound prior to U.S. 165, La. 26, La. 13, and La. 182.