Beginning on Friday, March 10, at 9 p.m. both eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 will be closed where it intersects with US 61 in Ascension Parish near Sorrento. 

The lanes will be closed through Monday, March 13, at 5 a.m., weather permitting, to remove, repair, and replace a section of the bridge for the westbound onramp from US 61 to I-10.

The suggested detour requires motorists traveling eastbound to exit onto US Hwy 61. They can then proceed to LA 641 to get back to I-10 as shown in the attached detour map.

This project was originally scheduled for January but was postponed after field inspections identified areas of concern with the removal of the currently damaged on-ramp that is need of repair. In an effort to ensure safety and to avoid a possible prolonged closure of I-10, engineers made the decision to modify the repair plans and schedule a repair date after the Mardi Gras holiday.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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