Pile driving on I-10 at City Park Lakes to begin October 5

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 8:01 AM

Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that crews will begin pile driving operations on I-10 over City Park Lakes beginning October 5, weather permitting. This work is necessary to allow the contractor to begin construction on the temporary trestle bridge across the lake in preparation for permanent work on the I-10 BR reconstruction and replacement widening project in Baton Rouge.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 I10br.com.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through construction sites, and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region for which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website atwww.511la.org.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.
Clarifications Post Publication

The work described above will occur within DOTD right-of-way alongside I-10, and not “on” existing I-10. Therefore, no impact to motorists is anticipated during this task.

The driven pile technique is scheduled for use only within City Park Lake for this project. Elsewhere along the project corridor the “drilled shaft” technique will be used to install pilings. The drilled shaft method offers benefits of mitigating noise and vibration from the work. More costly than driven piles, use of the drilled shaft technique within the lake is unnecessary.