Traffic shift planned for U.S. 90, Ambassador Caffery Interchange project
Friday, November 03, 2023 at 9:42:44 AM
UPDATE: The following traffic shift is now scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 7.

— DOTD announces that a traffic shift is planned this weekend for the $136 million Ambassador Caffery Interchange project.

On Sunday, October 15, beginning at 11 p.m. construction crews are scheduled to transition U.S. 90 southbound mainline traffic entirely to a two-mile stretch of new frontage road.

U.S. Highway 90 southbound drivers will be shifted onto the southbound frontage road beginning just south of La. 182/BNSF Overpass (E. Main St.) and then shifted back onto U.S. 90 just north of La. 92-1 (Young St.).

The new frontage road will accommodate two lanes of traffic in the southbound direction. Additionally, a signal light has been installed at the intersection of the new frontage road with Ambassador Caffery to accommodate through traffic.

The temporary traffic shift is necessary to allow crews to begin widening the existing mainline of U.S. 90 southbound and constructing the new overpass. The traffic shift will be in place until the project is nearly complete.

The Ambassador Caffery Interchange construction project is estimated for completion by spring 2026.