Lane closures planned for project at LA 23: Happy Jack to Port Sulphur
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 3:10:39 PM

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces nightly alternating lane closures on La. 23. Thursday, Jan. 26 though Monday, January 30, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. till 6:00 a.m. The contractor will be milling the roadway from Happy Jack to Port Sulphur.

The $1.7 million project began in Oct. 2016 and is replacing cross drainage and overlaying the travel lanes of the two-lane section of La. 23 between Happy Jack and Port Sulphur, nearly four-miles. Turn lanes are also being constructed at Civic Drive, Freeport Drive and the entrance to the Plaquemines Medical Center.

The estimated completion timeframe is spring 2017. Boh Bros Construction LLc is performing the work.

All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. 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. Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking or biking near an active work zone.

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 Additionally, real-time around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates can be accessed via Twitter @NOLA_Traffic.