DOTD announces lane closure for I-10 in New Orleans following fire

Published 11:35 am Tuesday, September 21, 2021

St. Charles Parish – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the eastbound left lane on the I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge at milepost 218 near I-310 south will remain closed due to damage to the bridge after a vehicle fire that occurred on Monday, September 20. After the removal of the vehicle and accident debris last night, bridge inspectors determined that the left lane needed to be closed until a more thorough inspection could take place to determine the extent of the damage. The left lane will remain closed pending the results of the detailed structural inspection.

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.