DOTD announces intermittent closures on I-10 in Orleans Parish for Entergy project
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 3:56:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces intermittent lane closures on Interstate 10 in Orleans Parish, this weekend. Entergy will be performing work on transmission lines crossing I-10 at South Genois and South Telemachus streets on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15, from 6-10 a.m., each day.

During the affected time frame, work on the lines will require two closures (lasting up to 15 minutes) in both directions of I-10 at the Carrollton/Tulane Interchange (Riverside) near the campus of Xavier University of Louisiana.

• Police will stop I-10 traffic in both directions.
• Message boards will alert motorists to the closure.
• Traffic controls will be in place at on-ramps.

Motorists should expect delays and plan routes accordingly. More detailed information about the project and closure can be found on the Entergy website.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to drive with caution through this and other highway work zones. Also, be alert for the presence of construction workers and equipment.

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 "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.