There's been a lot of talk about the 210 Bridge and starting today, January 7th, the long awaited construction project is finally here. But with construction comes traffic, detours and lane closures, so before you go here's everything you need to know.

According to KPLC, "The 210 bridge will be down to one lane in both directions starting Monday, Jan. 7. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 8, westbound will be closed from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights."

Delays are expected throughout the project, but give yourself plenty of time especially this week while people are adjusting and finding new routes.

DOTD's suggested alternate routes include using La. 12 or US 190 as alternatives. That alternate route can be accessed from La. 109, La. 27, US 171 or US 165.

For up-to-the-minute traffic updates check in with the DOTD Twitter page.