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Bridge Closure Notice: La 1 - West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge

West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge Closure Notice

Post Date:02/21/2019 12:00 PM

West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1 – State Project No. H.009479

The West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1 crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway in Larose, LA will be closed continuously to vehicular traffic from 7:00 a.m. Monday February 25, 2019 until 7:00 a.m. Monday April 15, 2019. This closure is necessary so crews can remove and replace rear tower bearings, trunnion bearings and wire ropes. The $25 million project is designed to extend the life of the existing structure and is estimated for completion in summer 2019. The contractor is C.E.C., Inc.

Alternate route(s) around the work zone, during closure times 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.

All planned construction activities may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather or special events. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their 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 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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