Harvey Canal Tunnel Rehabilitation

Project Details
State Proj. No.: H.010673
Start date:
End of 2023

Finish date:
December 2025

Cost: $53 million
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Scope of work:  Structural, mechanical, and electrical work to include milling of existing asphalt concrete pavement, installing asphalt pavement, installing Portland cement concrete pavement (replacing some concrete panels on initial approaches in both directions), tile removal and replacement, crack sealing, pump and HVAC rehabilitation.

Latest Update: May 30, 2024: Eastbound Closures Scheduled for June 4-6
  • US 90B Westbound Harvey Tunnel: Westbound Harvey Tunnel is closed until Sunday, June 30, 2024, for tunnel rehabilitation (Hydro Demo Work).
  • US 90B Eastbound Harvey Tunnel: Eastbound Harvey Tunnel has a recurring closure between 3 AM - 3 PM on the following days: Tuesday, June 4, 2024, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, and Thursday, June 6, 2024.    
Full details at this link: https://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=35829

Past updates:
  • Eastbound Harvey Tunnel, in Harvey will be closed to vehicular traffic starting Monday, April 15, 2024, through Friday, April 19, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM nightly (ending the morning of Saturday, April 20, 2024), for electrical and hydro demo work.

  •  V ehicles can detour the area via the following route:

  • -90 Bus. Elevated (Westbank Expressway).

The evening tunnel closings will continue through March 29, 2024. Info: 

March 2024: 
The tunnel will be closed to traffic from 7 PM-6 AM on the evenings of Wednesday, March 20,
 and Thursday, March 21, 2024.

Update: Tuesday, February 20, 2024: Harvey Tunnel closure adjustment leads to accessible eastbound daily traffic     

Harvey, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a change to the scheduled closure of the Harvey Tunnel beginning Wednesday, February 21.

  •  Eastbound traffic, originally scheduled to be fully closed through March 1, will only be closed to evening traffic from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Eastbound lanes of the Harvey Tunnel will be open to traffic daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. through March 1.

  • The westbound lanes of the Harvey Tunnel are closed through spring.