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DOTD announces plans to open one lane of Interstate 10 overpass in Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that it will open the left lane of the Interstate 10 overpass at Interstate 49 (Evangeline Thruway) in Lafayette Parish this evening, Jan. 4, once safety measures are in place.

The Interstate 10 eastbound overpass was closed to traffic yesterday after it was impacted by an 18-wheeler carrying an excavator.

The following closures will continue to be in place as crews work to further assess the impacts to the Interstate 10 eastbound overpass:

Interstate 10 eastbound overpass outside lane and deceleration/acceleration ramp
Inside lane of Interstate 49 northbound
I-49 northbound exit ramp from I-10 (Exit 1B)
I-10 eastbound on-ramp from I-49 (Exit 1A)

There will be a 12 foot width restriction for vehicles traveling on the open lane of Interstate 10 eastbound.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes along I-10 eastbound prior to U.S. 165, La. 26, La. 13, and La. 182.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.

MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at

511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).


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