UPDATE: LA 23 SB (Belle Chasse Tunnel) Closure
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8:36:47 AM
UPDATE: The tunnel cleaning has been postponed.


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the southbound lanes of LA 23 through the Belle Chasse Tunnel will be closed on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 7 p.m. until Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5 a.m.

The closure is necessary to allow crews to clean the tunnel. All work is weather permitting.

As an alternate route, motorists can take the Judge Perez Bridge (LA 23) in either direction.

Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.