Repairs will close I-20 bridge lanes

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 15, 2010

Work to repair overhead lights on the Interstate 20 bridge across the Mississippi River will close lanes of traffic next weekend.

Eastbound lanes will be barricaded to the general traveling public first, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., then the westbound lanes a day later, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Vehicles more than 11 feet wide will be restricted, an agency release said.

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A separate project to reinforce support piers and replace connector plates on the bridge’s main span is expected to wrap up next week. The $13.8 million stabilization has limited traffic to single lanes for more than a year.