DOTD announces closure of I-610 for more expansion joint repairs
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 4:37:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a full closure of Interstate 610 eastbound, beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18 ending Monday, Dec. 21, at approximately 5 a.m. DOTD will be replacing ten expansion joints that span the entire roadway.

The work will require the removal of a portion of the roadway across I-610 to facilitate the installation of the new joints. Roadway materials, such as asphalt and concrete, may contract and expand with temperatures. The expansion joint allows for that movement to occur and helps maintain roadway continuity. DOTD replaced expansion joints on the westbound lanes last month.

All traffic that would normally exit I-610 at West End and Canal Boulevards should take I-10 east to the Metairie Road /City Park Avenue exit. Traffic that would normally exit on I-610 at St. Bernard Avenue should take I-10 east to the N. Claiborne Avenue exit and those that would normally exit at Elysian Fields Avenue or Franklin Avenue should take I-10 east to the Elysian Fields exit. All through traffic will remain on I-10 east. Westbound I-610 will remain open.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the area and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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