DOTD announces all lanes on the I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway open to passenger vehicle & truck traffic

Published 2:00 pm Sunday, October 10, 2021

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St. Charles Parish – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that all eastbound lanes on the I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge are now open for car and truck traffic.

Commercial trucks had been restricted from driving over the bridge at milepost 218 near I-310 south after a crash and fire damaged the bridge in September.

At that time, DOTD engineers deemed the bridge unsafe for truck loads and began making the necessary repairs so all traffic could safely travel the bridge. Those repairs are complete and the bridge is open to commercial trucks and cars.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511 ). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at or by downloading the Louisiana 511 app.

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, email, 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.