January 2024

I-10 Widening and Reconstruction Project

State Project H.004100

Project Status

Crews continue to make progress on the temporary trestle bridge across City Park Lake on the north side of I-10, which is anticipated to be completed in March 2024. The contractor is currently removing trees along I-10 westbound between the Perkins Rd. on-ramp and City Park Lake, as well as the construction of sound and retaining walls, in preparation for the permanent widening of I-10 westbound over the lake. 


  • A new traffic configuration is present on Dalrymple Dr. from the I-10 westbound exit ramp to the I-10 overpass. Temporary concrete barriers are installed along the current southbound lane, requiring southbound traffic to shift onto the inside northbound lane. This traffic configuration is necessary to allow the contractor to begin embankment work for the I-10 widening.

  • I-10 westbound between Perkins Rd. and Dalrymple Dr. has shifted slightly towards the center median. Temporary concrete barriers are installed along the outside lane to allow crews to work on the widening. During this shift, the shoulders are closed.

On November 27, 2023, E. Lakeshore Dr. was closed where it passes beneath I-10 as depicted in red on the above diagram. This local street will remain closed for approximately three years while crews work on the permanent widening of I-10 over City Park Lake. Northbound and southbound motorists on E. Lakeshore Dr. are advised to use Dalrymple Dr. for the duration of this closure.  

This portion of E. Lakeshore Dr. will not be accessible to motorists, pedestrians or bicyclists as this is an active construction site.

Crews continue constructing the temporary trestle bridge across City Park Lake.

DOTD's 511LA service provides up-to-date lane closure information. Click here to visit 511la.org

About the Project

Once completed, the I-10 Widening and Reconstruction Project will provide four travel lanes in each direction from west of Washington St. to Acadian Thruway including the Acadian Thruway interchange, as well as roundabouts along Terrace Ave. at Braddock St., the I-10 interchange at Lorri Burgess Ave., and at Dalrymple Dr. at I-10 eastbound. There will also be community connections and context sensitive solutions such as a greenway path connecting the downtown greenway network to the bicycle and pedestrian pathways around the University Lakes and improvements beneath I-10 at Perkins Rd. 

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