PRESS RELEASES

  • October 24, 2022 – Plenary Announces October 26, 2022 Belle Chasse Tunnel Cleaning – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • September 8, 2022 – Plenary Announces the Extension of Intermittent Lane Closures on LA23 – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • September 8, 2022 – Plenary Announces September 14, 2022 Belle Chasse Tunnel Cleaning – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • August 14, 2022 – Plenary Announces Intermittent Lane Closures on LA23 – Between Engineers Road and Barriere Road – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • August 4, 2022 – Plenary Announces Traffic Shift Extension on LA23 – Between the Algiers Outfall Canal Bridge and X Street –  CLICK TO READ MORE
  • July 12, 2022 – Plenary Announces Traffic Shift Extension on LA 23 – Between the Algiers Outfall Canal Bridge and X Street – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • May 16, 2022 – Plenary Announces Extended Lane Closures on  LA23  – Between Timber Ridge Drive and X Street  – CLICK TO READ MORE

  • April 20, 2022 – Plenary Announces Extended Alternating Lane Closure  On LA23 – Algiers Outfall Canal Bridge – CLICK TO READ MORE

  • April 4, 2022 – Plenary Announces Railroad Crossing Closures Along LA23 – CLICK TO READ MORE

  • April 4, 2022 – Plenary Announces Extended Alternating Lane Closures – CLICK TO READ MORE

  • March 4, 2022 – Plenary announces alternating lane closure to resume next week on LA23 – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • February 28, 2022 – Plenary announces extension of alternating lane closures on LA23CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

  • February 24, 2022 – Plenary Infrastructure Belle Chasse Announces Temporary Lane Striping on LA23 – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • February 9, 2022 – Plenary Infrastructure Belle Chasse Announces Water Service Interruption – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • January 11, 2022 – Plenary Infrastructure Belle Chasse Announces Alternating Lane Closures on the Belle Chasse Bridge Northbound LA23 – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • November 8, 2021 – Plenary Infrastructure Belle Chasse Announces Annual Inspection of Belle Chasse Bridge – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • November 5, 2021 – Plenary Infrastructure Belle Chasse to Host November Community Engagement Events – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • October 25, 2021 – RESCHEDULED October Belle Chasse Tunnel Cleaning – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • June 7, 2021 – Upcoming Closure of Burmaster Street – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • May 3, 2021 – Closure Affecting North Tunnel Road and North Laydown Area – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • April 20-25, 2021 – Closure Affecting Belle Chasse Tunnel – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • April 12, 2021 – GROUNDBREAKING – Belle Chasse Bridge & Tunnel Replacement Project – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • April 1, 2021 – Short-term Closure on Northbound Left Lane of LA23 Belle Chasse Bridge – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • March 1, 2021 – Preconstruction Efforts Initiated on Belle Chasse Bridge and Tunnel Replacement Project – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • February 26-28, 2021 – Tunnel Cleaning and Inspection – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • February 24, 2021 –  AT&T Conducting Work in Veterans Park – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
  • February 5, 2021 –  Closure Update – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE 

CURRENT BRIDGE/TUNNEL OPERATIONS UPDATES

OUR PROGRESS

BEFORE
AFTER

Sand, silt and debris is excavated from drainage channels and bagged for disposal

BEFORE
AFTER

Pavement markings and walls tunnel cleaning

TUNNEL CLEANING OVERVIEW

Monthly Tunnel Cleaning Date

Tunnel cleanings are normally scheduled on Wednesdays each month. At which time, the southbound lanes of LA 23 through the Belle Chasse Tunnel are closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday until Thursday morning at 5 a.m. The closure is necessary to allow crews to clean the tunnel. All work is weather permitting. As an alternate route, motorists can take the Belle Chasse Bridge (LA 23) in either direction. (NOTE: Dates are subject to change.)

  • October 26, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
TUNNEL INSPECTION OVERVIEW

2021 Scheduled Dates

The Federal Government requires tunnel inspections to be conducted every two years. Closure of the tunnel is necessary to allow crews to perform the inspection. All work is weather permitting. As an alternate route, motorists can take the Belle Chasse Bridge (LA 23) in either direction.

The inspections take place from 6:30a.m. until 5:30p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 27, 2021
  • February 28, 2021