Water main break forces emergency closure of Veteran’s Boulevard in Jefferson Parish
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5:27:08 PM

Water main break forces emergency closure of Veteran’s Boulevard in Jefferson Parish

, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces an emergency closure of Veteran’s Boulevard at the Williams Boulevard intersection in Kenner, due to a water main break.

Currently, traffic is not passing through westbound Veterans and drivers must U-Turn on Williams just before Veterans. Veterans eastbound is partially open and cars can access Williams turning left or right only. Williams northbound is reduced to one lane, while southbound is completely open.

The waterline was damaged by a contractor installing fiber for a communications company at the intersection of Williams and Veterans boulevards. Jefferson Parish's contractor is repairing the waterline and making the temporary repair to the road surface. It is estimated that the intersection will be reopened to traffic by tomorrow evening.

DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas 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 http://www.511la.org/. Additionally, real-time around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates can be accessed via Twitter @NOLA_Traffic.