Overnight interstate construction started Friday
BATON ROUGE - Overnight construction began Friday and continued into Saturday morning on I-10 between downtown and the Southdowns area.
For the next few weeks, crews will be replacing the asphalt surface of lanes on both eastbound and westbound stretches of the interstate between the Washington exit and the KCS overpass near Perkins Road. Work started Friday at 11 p.m.
"The surface of the road in this area has deteriorated. So, what we are going to do is improve the ride, improve the surface," DOTD spokesman Rodney Mallett said.
All but one lane could be closed during overnight construction. Crews are expected to complete the project by May.
On weekends, lane closures are from 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings. Weekday closures will end by 5 a.m., in time for the morning rush.
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