DOTD announces the start of a $44.8 million bridge rehabilitation project on the LA 47 Intracoastal Gulf Outlet Bridge in New Orleans
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 1:19:38 PM
New Orleans - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that on Monday, April 10, 2023, construction began on the $44.8 million bridge rehabilitation project of the Intracoastal Waterway Gulf Outlet Bridge, also known as the Green Bridge.

The project includes restoring the bridge's concrete and structural steel components, sandblasting, and painting the structural steel. As a tribute to the bridge's storied history, green paint will again adorn the structure as it did on its opening in 1967.

DOTD secured funding for the project as part of President Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan.

The public should be prepared for delays, as this project will have various lane closures throughout the entirety of the work.
· Throughout the project at least one lane will be maintained in each direction with the exception of an anticipated six full weekend closures.
· The first full weekend closure is anticipated to take place in the fall of 2023.
· Single lane closures will be utilized for the much of the project that will vary between northbound and southbound directions.
· Permanent lane closures for the project will being on Monday, April 10, 2023.
· Residents can stay aware of all lane closures by visiting or by signing up for alerts from the MyDOTD service at

Emergency vehicles will have access to this area.

The project is estimated for completion in Spring 2025.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds motorists to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.