DOTD celebrates I-10 construction completion

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Sherri H. LeBas, P.E., along with state and local officials, celebrated the opening of six lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge on Monday.

The $86.2 million construction initiative widened I-10 from four to six travel lanes, and included work on bridges and overpasses at Essen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard.

In addition to the completion of this segment, drivers can look forward to the opening of six lanes of I-10 from Siegen Lane to Highland Road in spring 2013.

Also, in 2013, plans for I-10 continue as DOTD begins design work for three projects that will expand the widening even further from Highland Road to La. 22 in Ascension Parish.

While all six lanes of I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane are now open to traffic, drivers may still encounter periodic nighttime lane closures in the coming weeks as final construction activities conclude.

While work continues on the I-10 and I-12 corridors, drivers are urged to remain alert, obey speed limits and other posted signs, and exercise caution in the construction zones.