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Bridge Resurfacing Job Finishes Early, Whiskey Bay Reopened

We’ve been writing the past few weeks about the construction projects on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. One big one has finished up ahead of schedule. WAFB reported on the successful repairs.

I-10 West on the bridge has had lanes closed near Whiskey Bay to resurface the road after a truck fire last year caused damage to the bridge deck. The project was expected to last until Monday, but crews finished up on Sunday afternoon.

The DOTD had shut down the westbound side of the bridge near mile marker 127 and asked drivers to take a detour on US 190 to get around the block. This is the second weekend they’ve worked on the project. It faced delays last weekend, but now this project is finished.

This isn’t the only recent repair to the bridge. Last week there were nightly closures to repair the rails and other safety features damaged by the many crashes on the bridge. Also, there are on-going projects on both ends of the bridge to add more lanes.

We commend DOTD for getting the job done ahead of schedule and with minimal delays. Thanks for keeping the bridges safe! We hope that drivers stay safe on the bridge and avoid crashing into the rails.