Reminder: Upcoming Full Bridge Closure: LA 47/ IWGO Green Bridge Weekend Closure 4/19-4/22
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 2:27:37 PM
Reminder: The IWGO "Green Bridge" on Paris Rd. will be closed from 8 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday.

New Orleans—
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that weather permitting, the LA 47 (Paris Road) IWGO “Green Bridge” will be closed starting at 8:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024, and reopening at 5:00 AM on Monday, April 22, 2024.

This closure is necessary for crews to perform structural rehabilitation work associated with the ongoing construction project. This is the first of six full-weekend closures planned over the next several months. The subsequent planned closure is scheduled for May 3-6, 2024.

No traffic will be allowed to pass over the bridge during the closure.
  • Motorists wanting to travel northbound on LA 47 to I-510 will be detoured to LA 39, Elysian Fields, I-10, and back to I-510.
  • Motorists wanting to travel southbound on I-510 to LA 47 will be detoured to I-10, Elysian Fields, LA 39, and back to LA 47.
The closure is due to work on a rehabilitation project to restore the bridge's concrete and structural steel components, sandblast it, and paint it. As a tribute to the bridge's rich history, the iconic green paint will again adorn the structure, just as it did on its grand opening in 1967, inviting motorists to be a part of its legacy.

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

The project is estimated to be completed in spring 2025.

DOTD appreciates your patience and understanding during this necessary closure. We kindly remind motorists to drive cautiously through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment; ensuring everyone's safety is our top priority.