DOTD announces extended closure of the Leo Kerner Bridge
Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:46:17 PM
JEAN LAFITTE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces an extended closure of the Leo Kerner Bridge over Bayou Barataria for marine traffic at 9 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2016.

The bridge will be opened to allow the passage of an oversized tow/barge. It may be necessary for the bridge to remain in the open position (closed to vehicular traffic) for approximately an hour or more.

Motorists should expect delays associated with the extended closure and should adjust their travel times accordingly.

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