LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Drivers traveling along Interstate 49 in Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes will want to pay attention to Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development construction crews as they work to clean up the nearly 38-mile stretch of the interstate.

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Crews working in BOTH DIRECTIONS of I-49 will set up during the following days/times as workers will perform a sweeping operation:

  • Thursday, October 19 from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM
  • Friday, October 20 from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM
I-49, google maps
I-49, google maps

To be clear, the cleaning of the interstate will happen from the Lafayette/St. Landry Parish Line at Mile Marker 8.5 to the Evangeline/Avoyelles Parish Line at Mile Marker 46. Workers will conduct ALTERNATING LANE CLOSURES during the above times.

All permit and oversize loads along with emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass.

Construction Begins $78.9M Interstate 10 Project in Acadia and Lafayette Parishes

DOTD crews are also working on the 37.2-mile stretch of I-10 covering Acadia and Lafayette Parishes.

Construction work is expected to take place during the following times throughout the week, weather permitting:

    • Sunday – Thursday: 8pm – 6am
    • Friday: 9pm – 9am
    • Saturday: 9am – 8pm

Workers will conduct alternating lane closures throughout the project, which begins today and is scheduled to last until the Spring of 2025.

There are some sections where we will have to put down some asphalt, pour some concrete as well," said DOTD spokesperson Deidra Druilhet to our news partners at Louisiana Radio Network. "We may need to do some patch work and of course putting down what we call 'open grade friction course' which is kind of an asphalt overlay.

The main section of construction will happen from the Jefferson Davis parish line to I-49.

There will be a 14 foot width restrictions throughout the project during the above mentioned work hours. Emergency vehicles will have access to the areas but may encounter delays.

Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes, exercise patience and caution.

Lane Closures Scheduled for Interstate 10 in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana


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In a project related to the one mentioned above, DOTD crews are also concentrating on I-10 in Lafayette Parish between mile marker 92 (La. 95 DusonMire Interchange) and mile marker 103 (I-49 Interchange) as workers are set to perform asphalt pavement patching, milling asphalt and concrete pavement, asphalt concrete overlay, guardrail and other related work.

These intermittent/alternating lane closures will occur during the following times:

  • Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.

There will be 12-foot vehicle width restrictions during the above mentioned work hours.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area, but may encounter delays. No detour route is necessary.

Daytime Closures Begin in East Baton Rouge as Louisiana DOTD Crews Continue I-10 Widening Project

When you think of the I-10 Widening Project, the stretch of the interstate including Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, there is work happening in October in East Baton Rouge Parish.

First, DOTD crews have begun pile driving operations on I-10 over City Park Lakes as contractors begin construction on the temporary trestle bridge across the lake in preparation for permanent work on the I-10 Baton Rouge reconstruction and replacement widening project.


Operations will be conducted during daytime hours and traffic is not expected to be impacted during this time. This work will be ongoing through March 2024.

Once the widening project is completed, there will be four travel lanes in each direction from the I-10/I-110 interchange to Acadian Thruway. For more information about the I-10 project, visit

Next, there is also work happening in October in East Baton Rouge Parish scheduled to last through November 6th.

Here is a list of the daytime closures currently happening from 7:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.:

  • Right lane of Dalrymple Drive northbound from March Street to East Lakeshore Drive
  • Right shoulder of Dalrymple Drive southbound from East Lakeshore Drive to the 1-10 eastbound exit ramp
  • E. Harrison Street, north of I-10, between Virginia Street and Arkansas Street. (Closure will continue until Oct. 25, 2023.)

Here is a list of the nighttime closures scheduled to begin soon from 7:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. as crews will be utilizing the shoulders on the I-10, I-12, and I-110 corridors to place digital signs in preparation of upcoming work.:

  • Right shoulder of I-10 going eastbound and westbound. (This operation will be complete by the morning of Oct. 23, 2023.)
  • Right shoulder of I-12 going westbound. (This operation will be complete by the morning of Oct. 23, 2023.)
  • Right shoulder of I-110 going southbound. (This operation will be complete by the morning of Oct. 23, 2023.)

Finally, there is one more closure scheduled: a daytime closure from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the following area:

  • E. Harrison Street, south of I-10, from Virginia Street to Carolina Street. (This closure will end Nov. 1, 2023.)

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