Southwest Louisiana Road Construction, Lane Closure, and Travel-related Information
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On January 16, 2021, shortly after 8:00 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 about 3 ½ miles west of LA Hwy 1256 in Calcasieu Parish. The crash claimed the life of 32-year-old Danielle Elyce Batchelder of Sulphur.
LADOTD announced that the right lane on I-10 eastbound will be closed at the I-210 flyover ramp (Exit 25) starting Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
LADOTD announced that I-10 westbound in Vinton from the weigh station to the Louisiana-Texas State Line will be reduced to one lane starting Monday, January 18, 2021.
Both bridges on LA 27 (South Beglis Parkway) on the portion of roadway south of Patton Steet in Carlyss has reopened to traffic. The replacement of both bridge decks is complete.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that, effective immediately, the US 90 eastbound overpass over I-10 (US 90 to I-10 onramp) is closed until further notice.
LADOTD advises motorists that, effective immediately, there is an emergency right lane closure in place for I-10 westbound in Vinton from the weigh station and the Sabine Bridge.
Lake Charles Police Department is asking drivers to avoid the southbound lanes of the 3800 Block of Nelson Road until approximately 11 PM due to a wreck.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-10 westbound from the weigh station to the Louisiana / Texas state line will be reduced to one lane starting January 12.
Lake Charles Police is asking drivers to avoid I-10 eastbound near Opelousas Street until approximately 10:10 PM or longer due to an accident involving three 18-wheelers.
Lake Charles Police Department has reported a wreck blocking the roadway in the northbound lane on Gerstner Memorial Hwy (Hwy 14) at I-210. Use caution and avoid the area if possible.
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