DOTD announces $15.4 million reconstruction project in Kenner
Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:12:43 AM
Kenner, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Sunday, October 15, 2023, construction will start on a $15.4 million major reconstruction project of a 1.1-mile section of Williams Blvd. (LA 49) between W. Metairie Ave. and Veterans Blvd. in Kenner.

The project includes removing and repaving the asphalt driving surface, expanding left turn lanes, adding a new bicycle lane, and concrete work to improve curbs, sidewalks, and medians. The project will also add new landscaping, upgraded traffic signals, and lighting.

Modifications will also be made to increase safety, including eliminating the continuous middle dual turn lane and replacing it with raised concrete medians with crossovers and dedicated U-turns.

The project will increase safety, traffic flow, and convenience for residents. DOTD worked closely with the City of Kenner to finalize plans and designs.

Single-lane closures are required to perform the work. Work and lane closures will occur only during overnight hours to limit inconvenience. Eventually, daytime lane closures with hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. will be included as well.

The estimated completion date is early 2025.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to drive cautiously through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activities by signing up for MyDOTD at
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by downloading the 511 app, visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).