DOTD announces start and closures for IHNC rehabilitation project
Friday, April 01, 2016 at 2:47:39 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is set to begin a $9.6 million project to rehabilitate the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal Bridge, also known as the Interstate 10 High Rise. On Monday, April 4 through Thursday, April 7, a double-lane closure of the westbound center and right lanes will be in effect from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Due to the nature of the repair process, the project will require night/weekend closures, in both directions, over the next nine months. However, weekend work is restricted and there will be no closures scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights. Motorists can expect weekly closures to occur Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. in the westbound direction, and eastbound from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The contractor is Gibson & Associates, Inc. Work includes finger joints, bearings, concrete patching and bridge deck overlay. The project is designed to perform preventative maintenance in order to preserve and extend the life of the structure, and is estimated for completion in winter 2016.

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. US 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) is the suggested alternate route.

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 Motorists can also follow DOTD on Twitter for real-time, around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates at handle @NOLA_Traffic.