Via: Chris Laborde, Regional Planning Commission
Press Release (Media/Web)
UPDATE: DOTD announces the start
of I-10 girder repair project and closures
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of
Transportation and Development announces the start of a $1.3 million
rehabilitation project on Interstate 10 westbound (over Julia Street) to
replace one girder and repair damaged steel and connection plates.
Beginning Friday, May 15, at 10 p.m. through Monday, May 18, at 6 a.m., westbound I-10 will be
closed to all traffic from the U.S. 90 Business West (Westbank)/U.S. 90 West (Claiborne Avenue)
exit to the South Broad Street overpass. All traffic will need to exit I-10 West to
the U.S. 90 Business West (Westbank)/U.S. 90 West (Claiborne Avenue)
exit. Additionally, the Poydras Street entrance ramp to I-10 westbound will be completely
closed to all traffic. This closure will not impact the motorists coming from
the Crescent City Connection who are entering the I-10 West/Pontchartrain Expressway.
The La. 39 (North Claiborne Avenue) entrance ramp to I-10 West will be closed in order
to reduce the volume of traffic on I-10 West. Motorists should continue on the
ground level Claiborne Avenue to reach Tulane
Avenue to avoid delays on the elevated
During the closure period, the contractor – Coastal Bridge, LLC – will be removing and replacing a steel cross
beam and an expansion joint that spans across the entire width of I-10
Vehicles, including emergency and permit vehicles, will not have any access to
the closed segment.
To avoid traffic delays, motorists traveling from the New Orleans East/Slidell
areas should exit I-10 West at I-610 to reach destinations beyond the closure.
Motorists who reach the closure point and want to continue onto I-10 West will
be directed to the Canal Street/Superdome exit (Exit 235B) to detour to Tulane Avenue
and reenter I-10 West at the I-10/US 61(Tulane
All work is expected to be completed by June 2015. The planned construction
activities are weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to drive with caution through
this and other highway work zones. Also, be alert for the presence of construction
workers and equipment.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by
visiting www.511la.org. Out
of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Additionally,
motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive
real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free “smart
phone” application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by
visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to
delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of
life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890
miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation,
marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate
economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation
routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683).
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