Update on LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge joint repairs; work ahead of schedule
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:18:58 AM
Baton Rouge, LA – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced an update to the joint repair work on the LA 1 Intracoastal Bridge. All joint repairs on the northbound side are scheduled to be complete by this coming weekend, weather permitting. Once complete, all metal plates in the roadway on the northbound bridge will be removed.

Work will continue on the southbound side beginning this weekend and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete, weather permitting. Motorists can expect nighttime lane closures as crews work on the bridge. Any daytime closures will be restricted to Sundays. During these daytime closures, the contractor will implement the traffic plan used when the southbound bridge was under the recent emergency closure. Louisiana State Police will control a temporary traffic signal on LA 1 southbound in order to give traffic exiting I-10 westbound the right of way.

Repairs to the joints are expected to be complete by the end of April, approximately a month earlier than anticipated. After a truck collided with the southbound bridge on March 19, crews closed one lane of traffic while a damaged girder was repaired. While that emergency closure was in place, the contractor used the time to begin repairing the joints on the southbound bridge, eliminating the need for extra closures in the future.

No lane closures will take place over the Easter weekend.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through construction sites, 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 www.511la.org.