DOTD provides update on Highway 11 Bridge project in Slidell
Monday, June 01, 2020 at 9:21:46 AM
SLIDELL, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces work on the U.S. 11 Bridge between Slidell and New Orleans is continuing. The contractor, American Bridge Co., continues work to reconstruct the two draw bridges on the U.S. 11 bridge span.

This $28.36 million project, which began August 2018, includes concrete and structural repairs, grid deck replacement, painting, installation of a new fender system and the rehabilitation of electrical and mechanical systems on the two draw bridges. This major reconstruction project has a contract time of three years.

The project was expected to be completed in summer 2020, but because of COVID-19 and other unforeseen circumstances, the project is now anticipated to be completed in fall 2020.

Despite the extension, the project is still well within the expected completion date set in the contract. Currently, the entire project is ahead of schedule and the bridge remains open to marine traffic with a horizontal restriction of 70 feet.

All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their 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.