Posted: Aug 23, 2012 5:08 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 23, 2012 5:08 PM
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:
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.