Officials expect minimal traffic snarls during I-10 bridge painting

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  A sign warning motorists of Mississippi River Bridge lane closures flashes around 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  The sign heralds 18 months of periodic work the bridge for painting and rust removal.

Traffic problems should be minimal during a $10 million, nighttime paint and rust removal project that is underway on the Interstate 10 Mississippi River bridge, officials said Thursday. “What we are doing is called spot painting,” said Danny Tullier, bridge preventive maintenance program manager for the state Department of Transportation and Development. “Portions or zones of… Continue reading →

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