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A section of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge is set to have lanes closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.

I-10 westbound between Perkins Road and Dalrymple Drive will have lane closures, weather permitting, on Friday from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning; Saturday from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning and Sunday from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning.

At least one lane will be open at all times.

The closures are needed for bridge joint repairs and related work, DOTD said.

Email Will Sentell at wsentell@theadvocate.com.