New Orleans Area Roadway and Ferry Closures
Friday, January 24, 2014 at 6:19:10 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Due to the current spate of inclement weather, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the U.S. Highway 11 Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain has been closed. An announcement will be made when the bridge reopens.


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 about 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, Lower Algiers to Chalmette ferry service has been suspended. An announcement will be made when service resumes.


More information about the New Orleans ferries can be found at Travelers can also follow the ferries on at Canal_Ferry or Chalmette_Ferry. For traffic information, dial 511 or visit Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).