DOTD has announced that beginning on June 1, 2018 road work will begin on the Mississippi River Bridge eastbound as it approaches the Port Allen exit in West Baton Rouge Parish.
This work, according to officials, is necessary in order to fix the failing approach to the bridge on the west bank and will require a lane to be closed while work is ongoing. This is the second weekend for the repairs.
On the weekend of May 25, the inside lane was repaired. This weekend’s work is to repair the outside lane.
The closures associated with the repair are:
• The eastbound lane closure will affect the outside lane and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, through noon, Sunday, June 3.
• The LA 1 on-ramp will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, through noon, Saturday, June 2.
Additionally, a 12-foot restriction has been placed for vehicles traveling across the Mississippi River Bridge during this closure.
Motorists are advised to prepare for delays during the repairs and to take alternate routes during this closure. Work may be hindered is the weather depending on the weather