PRESS RELEASES

  • December 20, 2022 – Plenary Announces Closure of Belle Chasse Bridge for Repairs – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • December 15, 2022 – Plenary Announces Traffic Shift Extension on LA23 – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • November 16, 2022 – Plenary Announces Belle Chasse Bridge has reopened – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • November 16, 2022 – Plenary Announces Belle Chasse Bridge Closed Due to Accident – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • November 15, 2022 – Plenary Announce Lane Closure on LA23 – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • November 4, 2022 – Plenary Announces Scheduled Alternating Lane Closures on Belle Chasse Bridge – CLICK TO READ MORE
  • 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 LA23 – CLICK 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

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.)

 

  • March 1, 2023 

TUNNEL INSPECTION OVERVIEW

2023 Scheduled Date

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 will take place on February 2023 from 6:30a.m. until 5:30p.m.