DOTD announces start of construction for overlay project in Jefferson Parish
Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 3:08:19 PM
Jefferson Parish, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning February 22, 2023, construction will begin on a $14.8 million major asphalt overlay project to resurface a 6.2-mile section on LA 48 (Jefferson Hwy.) between LA 49 (Williams Blvd.) in Kenner and LA 3152 (Clearview Pkwy., at the base of the Huey P. Long Bridge) in Elmwood.

The project consists of removing and repaving the asphalt driving surface and drainage improvements. Part of the drainage work includes improvements to a key drainage crossing near Plantation Road and Elmwood Park Blvd.

Lane closures will be required to perform the work; so the public should be prepared for delays. To limit inconvenience during peak driving times, lane closures will be limited on weekdays from 9a.m.–3:30 p.m.

The project is estimated to be completed Fall 2024.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).