This $42.4 million construction project will widen I-10 from six to 10 lanes between Clearview Parkway and Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Approximately 162,000 drivers use this 1.2 mile section of I-10 daily, making it one of the most heavily traveled transportation corridors in Louisiana.
Widening I-10 will enhance safety, increase capacity, and improve traffic flow. It will also help foster economic development opportunities and facilitate an evacuation in the event of hurricanes.
Much of the work will occur at night to minimize traffic impacts. Routine lane closures will not be allowed during the following peak travel times:
• Monday through Thursday: 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
• Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
• Saturday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
• Sunday: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The construction work is slated for completion in early 2014.