SUNSHINE — Weather delays have extended a planned lane closure on the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish through Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced Tuesday.

The outside lane of La. 70 northbound at the bridge has been closed since Monday while crews perform an inspection of the bridge.

This closure will allow vehicles 11 feet wide or smaller to pass through the construction zone. Oversized vehicles must detour using La. 3127 East to La. 3213 North, then to La. 3125 West, DOTD officials said.