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DOTD announces closure for West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1

Post Date:04/06/2016 11:19 AM

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 10:51 AM
DOTD announces closure for West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1

LAROSE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a closure of the West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on La. 1 crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway to vehicular traffic until 5 p.m., Friday, April 15.

This notice extends the current continuous closure by one week so that crews can complete the north and south tower machinery deck repairs, and the south pier fender beam installation.

Alternate route(s) are as follows:

Northbound: La. 1 across the New Larose Vertical Lift Bridge to La. 308 north

Southbound: La. 1 across the Belle Vue Swing Bridge (La. 3220) south of Lockport or the T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge just north of Larose to La. 308 south.

The $24.1 million project is being done by C.E.C., Inc. The project is designed to extend the life of the existing structure and is estimated for completion in fall 2019.

All planned construction activities may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather or special events. 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 the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org. Motorists can also follow DOTD on Twitter for real-time, around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates at handle @NOLA_Traffic.

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www.dotd.la.gov

Contact: Bambi Hall

504-484-0210/bambi.hall@la.gov

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