DOTD announces closures for I-10 improvements project in Orleans Parish
Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:41:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces lane and ramp closures for a $3.6 million Interstate 10 improvements project, in Orleans Parish. This weekend, eastbound (Lakebound) U.S. 90B/Pontchartrain Expressway, between O’Keefe Avenue and the I-10 split, will be impacted.

Contractor James Construction Group, LLC will be installing signs, and removing and replacing pavement markings. The work will include restriping the lakebound Pontchartrain Expressway in the vicinity of the U.S. 90 East and I-10 East exit ramps, near the Superdome. It is very important that motorists pay attention to the new striping and signing as the lane reconfiguration on the Pontchartrain Expressway will go into effect on Tuesday morning. The closure schedule is as follows:

• Nov. 16 – The Loyola Avenue entrance ramp and Claiborne Avenue exit ramp shall be closed beginning at 7:30 p.m.; the two (2) rightmost lanes shall be closed beginning at 9:15 p.m. and speed limit shall be reduced to 50 MPH. All lanes and ramps shall reopen to traffic at 5:15 a.m. on Nov. 17.
• Nov. 17 thru Nov. 19 - Alternating single lane closure shall begin at 9:15 p.m. and last until 5:15 a.m., each following morning.
• Nov. 20 - Alternating single lane closure shall begin at 10:45 p.m. and last until 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 21.

Motorists should expect delays and plan routes accordingly. The alternate route is O’Keefe Avenue exit to Poydras Street to I-10 westbound entrance ramp. During the closures, emergency vehicles will have access.

The planned construction activities are weather-dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. 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

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