Posted: Jul 13, 2012 5:08 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Jul 13, 2012 5:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - Portions of I-10 eastbound between the 10/12 split and Essen Lane will reduce to one lane this weekend.
It's part of the next phase of construction where crews will rebuild three eastbound lanes and a new bridge over Essen.
The closures are needed in order to shift the eastbound lanes onto the recently finished westbound side. DOTD said crews will move as fast as mother nature allows.
"Obviously the weather is looking kind of iffy right now, but we're going to keep people up to date, and we just want motorists to bear with us and be careful," said Bill Grass, a spokesperson with the Geaux Wider Team.
Weather permitting, widening between the 10/12 split and Siegen Lane is scheduled to be complete by early 2013.