Traffic Switch on I-10 Eastbound at US 165 in Iowa, Louisiana: Important Updates and Detour Information

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 16, 2024

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Calcasieu Parish and Jefferson Davis Parish in Louisiana – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has issued an announcement regarding a traffic switch on Interstate 10 Eastbound, affecting the stretch from Mile Marker 43 to Mile Marker 46. Beginning Thursday, May 23, 2024, a significant change will see traffic rerouted to the newly constructed I-10 Eastbound diversion road.

To facilitate this transition smoothly, specific closures will be implemented. Starting at Mile Marker 43, the inside two lanes of I-10 Eastbound will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the aforementioned date. Consequently, I-10 Eastbound will be condensed to a single lane from Mile Marker 43 through Mile Marker 46 during this timeframe.

Furthermore, an additional closure will be in place at I-10 Eastbound Exit 44 leading to US 165 in Kinder. This exit will be inaccessible from 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. on the same day to accommodate striping operations alongside the traffic swap on I-10 Eastbound.

For motorists seeking access to US 165 from I-10 during this period, alternative detour routes have been outlined:

  • For motorists heading Southbound on US 165: Exit at LA 383, proceed south on LA 383 to LA 3258, then head east on LA 3258 to reach US 165. Alternatively, take an exit at LA 101, travel south on LA 101 to I-10 South Frontage Road, and then move west on I-10 South Frontage Road to access US 165.
  • For drivers traveling Northbound on US 165: Exit at LA 383, go north on LA 383 to LA 101, turn east on LA 101 to reach US 165. Additionally, take an exit at LA 101, drive north on LA 101 to reach US 165.

These detour routes have been devised to ensure minimal disruption and facilitate smooth travel for all motorists impacted by the upcoming traffic switch on Interstate 10 Eastbound.