DOTD announces multiple closures in Greater New Orleans area
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 11:34:49 AM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the following remaining closures, in respective parishes, due to icy road conditions. Ferry service at Algiers and Chalmette remains suspended.

DOTD continues to stress to motorists to stay off the roads whenever possible. Interstates, highways and even surface streets continue to have ice, and roadway challenges are expected to continue with temperatures forecasted to hover around freezing in many places. Motorists should limit any activity to emergency travel only and use extra caution when driving during these hazardous weather conditions.

Jefferson Parish

  • I-10 from Kenner to Gramercy (in both directions)

Jefferson/Orleans Parishes

  • Grand Isle Bridge/La.1 (in both directions)
  • I-10 throughout the Greater New Orleans area (alternate route is U.S. 61/Airline Hwy)
  • La. 1 at the Leeville Bridge (in both directions)
  • La. 3046 (Causeway Blvd.) hook-ramp at U.S. 90/Jefferson Highway
  • La. 3139/Earhart Expressway (alternate route is U.S. 61/Airline Hwy)

Lafourche Parish

  • La. 1 Larose Highrise (Intracoastal) Bridge (alternate route is La. 182 to La. 3040 to La. 24)
  • La. 1 in both directions, between La. 3090 (10 miles north of the Grand Isle area) and West 226th Street (near Golden Meadow)
  • La. 1 (approximately between West 225th Lane in Golden Meadow and Caminada Road in Grand Isle)
  • Rita Swing Bridge at La. 655 at Main Street
  • West Larose Lift Bridge at Oak D Street

Orleans Parish

  • I-10 East to Downman Road exit ramp
  • I-10 throughout New Orleans, including the East Highrise Bridge
  • I-610 in New Orleans (entire span)
  • La. 39 (Judge Seeber/Claiborne Avenue Bridge, alternate route is La. 46/St. Claude Bridge)
  • La. 47 at the I-510 Bridge/Green Bridge (in both directions)
  • Ted Hickey (Seabrook/Leon C. Simon Bridge)
  • U.S. 90B/Crescent City Connection HOV Lanes

Orleans/St. Charles Parishes

  • I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge

Orleans/St. Tammany Parishes

  • I-10 Twin Spans Bridge (alternate routes are U.S. 90 and U.S. 11)

St. Bernard Parish

  • La. 3146/Violet Canal Bridge at La. 39

St. Charles Parish

  • I-310 from La. 18 to U.S. 90 (in both directions; bridge crossing over the river is open.)
  • I-310 from La. 48 to I-10 (in both directions)
  • La. 3127 Elevated Ramp to northbound I-310 (alternate route is La. 18/River Road)
  • La. 3142 Railroad Overpass (alternate route is La. 18/River Road)

Terrebonne Parish

  • Humble Canal in both directions
  • La. 315 at the Bayou Dularge Bridge between La. 182/Bayou Black Drive and La. 661/South Van Avenue (alternate route is La. 3040 Tunnel)
  • La. 182 on the La. 182 Bridge between La. 1 and La. 308

The following have single lane closures and remain open

St. Charles Parishes

  • I-310 Luling/Hale Boggs Bridge across the Mississippi River, from LA 48 (River Road) on the east bank to LA 18 (River Road) on the west bank. (One lane open in each direction)

All river crossings remain open at this time. DOTD continues to monitor weather reports, as well as area roadways, and will advise when it is safe to reopen.

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, motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free "smart phone" application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.