LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - Louisiana DOTD crews are conducting a couple of slow moving operations on Interstate 49 in Lafayette and on Interstate 10 in St. Martin Parish today and tomorrow (Dec. 19-20).

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I-49 near Butcher Switch Road, google street view
I-49 near Butcher Switch Road, google street view
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First, in Lafayette Parish, workers will conduct alternating lane closures on I-49 in the SOUTHBOUND DIRECTION from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as crews perform pothole patching operations.

The lane closures are necessary to allow crews to perform pothole patching operations.

The road will be open to regular traffic with no width restrictions.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area, but may experience delays.

I-10 near Breaux Bridge Exit, google street view
I-10 near Breaux Bridge Exit, google street view
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Next, DOTD crews will be performing a slow moving operation on I-10 in St. Martin Parish in BOTH DIRECTIONS of the interstate.

DOTD officials say workers will be installing raised pavement markers and permanent pavement markings from Mile Marker 108 (Breaux Bridge area) to Mile Marker 117 (Henderson area).

  • The raised pavement markings will be install at night on Wednesday, December 20, beginning at 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m..
  • The construction will be done in one travel lane at a time, which is expected to cause delays for drivers.
I-10 and Rees Street Intersection, google street view
I-10 and Rees Street Intersection, google street view
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Meanwhile, on Thursday (Dec. 21), DOTD workers will be conducting alternating lane closures in BOTH DIRECTIONS of Rees Street (La. 328) at its intersection with I-10 as they install raised pavement markers and permanent pavement markings.

From 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. that night, travel lanes will be reduced to one lane through the immediate construction zone, again expecting to cause delays for drivers.

Emergency vehicles will have access through the construction zone.

Louisiana DOTD Workers Performing Needed Roadwork at Texas State Line

Crews are working on the seven miles leading up to the Texas State Line for needed road work on I-10 in Calcasieu Parish.

Texas State Line, google street view
Texas State Line, google street view
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Currently, DOTD crews are performing temporary striping, soil work, and roadway maintenance from the border to Exit 7 (LA 3063). This will last through Thursday, December 21, as workers will be alternating lane closures from 7:00 p.m. till 6:00 a.m. each night. These closures will happen in BOTH DIRECTIONS of the interstate.

I-10 Widening and Reconstruction Project Continues in East Baton Rouge Parish

Continuing their work across South Louisiana, DOTD crews will be working on ramps and exits on I-10 across East Baton Rouge Parish.

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(I-10 in Baton Rouge, Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Night Closures Happening on Monday - Friday (12/18 - 12/22):

  • I-10 WB Perkins Rd. On-Ramp (7 p.m.- 5 a.m.)
  • I-10 WB Dalrymple Dr. Off-Ramp (10 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
  • I-10 WB Dalrymple Dr. On-Ramp (10 p.m.- 5 a.m.)
  • I-10 WB from Acadian Thruway. to Lorri Burgess Ave. (Formerly Washington St.). One lane closed beginning at 7 p.m., followed by a second adjacent lane closure at 10 p.m.

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