Chef Menteur Bridge closed to marine traffic pending emergency repair
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at 12:13:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the Chef Menteur Bridge on U.S. 90 in New Orleans East is closed to marine traffic due to loss of shore power and possible storm damage to a generator as a result of Tuesday’s tornadoes.

An electrician will be on site Wednesday morning to assess repairs. The timeframe for repair is unknown.

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