I-10 bridge lane closings start Wednesday
BATON ROUGE - The first of 18 months of nighttime lane closures on the Interstate 10 Mississippi River Bridge will start this week.
On Wednesday, state Department of Transportation and Development says the eastbound right lane of the bridge will be closed from 8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.
On Thursday, the inside left lanes for both eastbound and westbound traffic will be closed.
No closures are set for Friday or Saturday because of the LSU-University of Louisiana at Monroe football game.
DOTD officials said lane closures will resume on Sunday night and continue for the next two to three weeks except for football games.
The work is needed for rust removal and painting.
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