Texas DOT reopens I-10 in both directions at TX/LA state line

Matt Cole & Todd Dills | March 19, 2016

UPDATE: Saturday, March 19, 9:20 a.m. Central: I-10 at the Texas-Louisiana state lane is now open in both directions. The Texas DOT opened the westbound lanes at approximately 6:30 p.m. Friday, and the eastbound lanes around 7:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Friday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. Central: Texas officials issued an update via Twitter Friday morning that I-10 at the Texas-Louisiana border is still closed due to flooding, and there is no set time for reopening.

UPDATE: Thursday, March 17, 4 p.m. Central: I-10 at the Texas-Louisiana border remains closed, according to Texas and Louisiana officials. The Texas DOT said Thursday afternoon the interstate will remain closed until waters from the Sabine River recede and the road can be evaluated for damage.

Original story follows:

Both directions of Interstate 10 at the Texas-Louisiana state line are closed Wednesday morning due to flooding of the Sabine River.

Louisiana officials closed the westbound side Tuesday when water from the river went across the lanes on the Texas side. The eastbound lanes were closed Wednesday morning as the water spread across.

The Texas DOT says drivers heading eastbound to Louisiana should use I-20 as an alternate route. Louisiana officials suggest eastbound drivers take I-20 into Louisiana to I-49 to I-10. Other alternate routes the Texas DOT recommends for those traveling on I-10 include:

•From El Paso take I-20 East of Van Horn
•From San Antonio take I-35 North to I-20 East to Shreveport
•From Houston take U.S. 59 North to I-20 East to Shreveport
•From Beaumont take U.S. 96 North to U.S. 69 North to U.S. 59 North to I-20 East to Shreveport

For those traveling from Louisiana into Texas, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recommends I-10 to I-49 to I-20 into Texas to I-10.

For more road closure information, visit DriveTexas or Louisiana 511.

Tennessee I-75 rock slide closures: The latest on NB schedule, SB back open

Following the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s March 10 reopening of southbound I-75 lanes in Campbell County, shut down (along with northbound lanes) a few weeks back, NB lanees remain closed for the removal of the slide debris, stabilization of the existing slope, and repairs to the interstate.

One NB lane is scheduled to open on or before March 24, 2016, as work allows. The entire repair project is scheduled to be completed on or before April 15, 2016, TDOT now reports.

Local traffic is allowed to use Exit 141 (Huntsville/Oneida) on I-75 North. Message boards are in place to direct those in the area.

For all other NB traffic, previously established detours are still in place.

For details, follow this link:

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