DOTD announces Judge Seeber Bridge closed; St. Claude Bridge alternate route
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:04:14 PM

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge on La. 39 has been closed due to icy road conditions. Motorists are urged to stay off the roads whenever possible and use extra caution if traveling during hazardous weather conditions.

The alternate route is the La. 46/St. Claude Bridge. DOTD continues to monitor weather reports, as well as area roadways, and will advise when it is safe to reopen the structure.

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.