Additional construction headaches likely near Slidell

Additional construction headaches likely near Slidell
Interstate roadwork near Slidell this weekend
Interstate roadwork near Slidell this weekend

SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - Drivers can expect significant traffic jams around some big interstate interchanges near Slidell this weekend.

Crews will work at night to remove and replace the roadway on sections of I-10, I-12 and I-59 Friday, June 5 through Monday, June 8.

Transportation officials say there will always be at least one lane open.

A news release from the Louisiana DOTD details these closings:

  • I-10 Eastbound (Left) lane between the French Brand Bridge and the West Pearl River Bridge, near the I-10 Welcome Center. Work will be underway from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 a.m. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. All lanes will reopen from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • I-10 Westbound right lane between the West Pearl River Bridge and the French Branch Bridge, from 6:00 p.m. Friday to 2:00 p.m. Monday. All lanes will reopen Monday afternoon.
  • I-59 Northbound right lane between the I-10/I-59 split and the Brownswitch Road Overpass from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. Monday. All lanes will reopen Monday afternoon.

In addition, the DOTD plans more closures for the work between Sunday, June 7 and Thursday, June 11.

If weather permits, there will be daily alternating closures of the left and right lanes of I-10, I-12, and I-59.

Here are the planned closures for those dates by location and time:

  • I-10 Eastbound between the French Branch Bridge and the West Pearl River Bridge (near the I-10 Welcome Center) from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. All lanes will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.
  • I-10 Westbound between the French Branch Bridge and the West Pearl River Bridge (near the I-10 Welcome Center) from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All lanes will be open between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily.
  • I-59 Southbound between the I-10/I-59 split to just south of the I-59 Rest Area from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 a.m. Tuesday through Friday morning. All lanes will be open from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. daily.
  • I-59 Northbound between the I-10/I-59 split to just south of the I-59 Rest Area from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 noon daily Tuesday through Friday morning. All lanes will be open from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. daily.
  • I-12 Eastbound between the I-59 underpass and the I-10 merge from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m. All lanes will be open between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily.

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