DOTD announces temporary closure of Des Allemands Bridge to vehicular traffic
Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 5:12:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the Des Allemands Bridge in St. Charles Parish will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, July 11 at 7 a.m. Previously scheduled to start on June 23, the closure had to be postponed due to a malfunction at the nearby Railroad Bridge, which made marine passage difficult.

The bridge will remain in the open position for approximately 60 days during a shoreline protection project headed by St. John the Baptist Parish. As previously mentioned, during this time, there will be no vehicular traffic permitted. Vehicles can detour the area via U.S. Highway 90.

The work being performed is part of a Louisiana Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant awarded to St. John in 2012. The project will add 5,500 linear feet of shoreline protection at West Lac Des Allemands and reinforce the shoreline between Pleasure Bend and Pointe Aux Herbes. The work is intended to protect the shoreline and adjacent properties from the dangers of continued erosion.

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

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511)