PRESS RELEASES

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.)

  • September 13, 2022
  • 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