Replacement Bridge Updates

Upcoming Bridge Construction Activity

  • South side of the New Bridge:  Construction work continues with sheet pile installation this month and the addition of pile driving in August.
  • North side of the New Bridge:  Access roads and laydown area is undergoing completion and Bent 12 pile driven.  Test pile installation finishes in July.
  • Work in the GIWW:  Preliminary work ongoing.  Cofferdam installation to begin in July.

Our Progress

Current Bridge/Tunnel Operations Updates

TUNNEL CLEANING OVERVIEW

2021 Scheduled Dates

Tunnel cleanings are normally scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month. At that 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 Judge Perez Bridge (LA 23) in either direction.

 

  • January 6, 2021
  • February 3, 2021
  • February 26, 2021
  • April 7, 2021
  • May 5, 2021
  • June 2, 2021
  • July 7, 2021
  • August 4, 2021
  • September 1, 2021
  • October 6, 2021
  • November 3, 2021
  • December 1, 2021

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 Judge Perez 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