If you are planning on traveling east on Interstate 10 this weekend .... you will need to take an alternate route. I-10 will be closing for Bridge construction.

 

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According to Louisiana State police I-10 Eastbound will be closed to all traffic at Exit 44 (Kinder exit onto U.S. 165, just east of Iowa) beginning Saturday, November 2, at 4 a.m. until Wednesday, November 6, at 4 a.m., weather permitting. This will rout a ton of traffic onto two lane highways so it will slow down eastbound travelers! Here are the detour routes. You may want to print this and share it.

I-10 Eastbound traffic:

Primary detour:  Exit 44 to U.S. 165 South then east onto La. 3258 then onto I-10 Eastbound via temporary ramp (constructed by DOTD) approximately 1 ¼ miles east of U.S. 165.

Secondary detour (as needed):  Exit 44 to U.S. 165, then north 3.5 miles to La. 101, then east on La. 101 for 4.8 miles to I-10.

To avoid delays at Exit 44, suggested detours include:

For motorists coming from Texas on I-10 eastbound, take La. 12 and continue east on U.S. 190.

La. 12 may be accessed from I-10 at Exit 4 (Toomey), then north on La. 109, continue driving for 12 miles to La. 12 (Starks).

U.S. 190 may be accessed from I-10 at Exit 33 (Lake Charles), proceed north on U.S. 171, continue driving 19 miles to U.S. 190 (Ragley).

I-10 eastbound traffic can detour around the closure area by exiting onto U.S. 90 (Exit 31B) and then traveling east on U.S. 90 to La. 101 in Lacassine before turning left along La. 101 to reconnect with I-10.