DOTD offers update on St. Claude Ave (LA46) closures in Orleans Parish
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 3:05:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development provides an update on the ongoing $7.6 million St. Claude Avenue (LA 46) improvement project in Orleans Parish.

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m., LA 46 Eastbound and Westbound will be fully closed between Poland Avenue and Reynes Street, including the St. Claude Bridge. The closure is required for the contractor, Barriere Construction Co., LLC, to begin working on St. Claude Bridge approach slabs.

Drivers should use LA 39 (North Claiborne Avenue/North Robertson Street) as an alternate route.

Additionally, on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7 a.m., there will be a single lane closure in the EB direction LA 46 between Poland Avenue and Reynes Street, including the St. Claude Bridge. This closure is expected to last until Friday, June 18, 2021, when the bridge approach slab work is expected to be completed. This is an around the clock closure.

The closures are part of the St. Claude Avenue upgrades project, which includes asphalt patching, mill and overlay, roadway widening, handicapped curb ramp installation, striping and other related work across 3.5 miles of LA 46. The project begins at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue (LA 46) and N. Claiborne Ave (LA 39), proceeds south on Elysian Fields Avenue to St. Claude Avenue (LA 46) and continues east along St. Claude Avenue (LA 46) ending at the St. Bernard Parish Line.

Once completed, the project will also provide a bike lane in each direction of the St. Claude Bridge approaches.

The work on the St. Claude Bridge approaches to provide the bike lanes is being funded by DOTD, the Port of New Orleans and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission.

The lane closures can be expected until the project is completed, which is estimated in summer 2022. All work is weather permitting.

DOTD appreciates your patience, encourages motorists to drive with caution through construction sites and be on the lookout for crews and their equipment.

Traffic information throughout the duration of the project can be found at

Michael Vinsanau, Jr.
Public Information Officer
Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development

Office: (504) 437-3107