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More closures planned to repair spill damage

3 years ago August 23, 2012 Aug 23, 2012 Thursday, August 23 2012 Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:08:59 PM CDT in News
Source: DOTD
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Traffic engineers said portions of I-10 will need to be closed again to clean up damage from the controlled burn of a wrecked tanker truck yesterday.

The Department of Transportation and Development said the repairs would be combined with other regular construction activities, and are expected to last from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight, weather permitting.

Normal traffic would still be able to pass through the construction zones on I-10 East and West, but vehicles wider than 11 feet would have to detour onto Airline Highway to avoid the zones.

Those areas affected include:

  •  I-12 westbound Exit 1A to I-10 eastbound will be closed for repair due to the isobutane accident. 
  • The Essen Lane off-ramp from I-10 eastbound (Exit 160) will be closed for repair due to the isobutane accident. 
  • The Siegen Lane off-ramp from I-10 westbound (Exit 163) will be closed for paving. 
  • The Siegen Lane on-ramp to I-10 eastbound will be closed for paving. 
  • There will be alternating lane closures on I-10 westbound from before Essen Lane to the I-12 eastbound off-ramp for repair due to the isobutane accident. 
  • There will be alternating lane closures on I-10 eastbound from before Essen Lane to past the Essen Lane overpass for repair due to the isobutane accident. 
  • The right lane of I-10 westbound will be closed before and after the Siegen Lane overpass. 
  • The right lane of I-10 eastbound will be closed between Siegen Lane and Highland Road.
Drivers trying to get onto I-10 East from I-12 West shouldcontinue on 1-10 westbound, exit at College Drive (Exit 158), and access I-10 eastbound from College Drive.

Drivers trying to get to Essen Lane from I-10 East should keep going to Bluebonnet, exit and get back on I-10 going west, then take the Essen Lane exit from that direction.

Drivers trying to get to Siegen Lane from I-10 West should continue westbound on I-10, exit at Bluebonnet Boulevard/Mall of Louisiana Boulevard (Exit 162B), turn left on Mall of Louisiana Boulevard, and turn left on eastbound Frontage Road to access Siegen Lane.

Drivers trying to get onto I-10 East from Siegen Lane should go south on Siegen Lane, turn left onto Perkins Road, turn left onto Highland Road, and access I-10 eastbound from Highland Road.

Motorists are reminded to please use caution in all construction zones and follow the lower posted speed limits. 

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