NEW ORLEANS – The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced Thursday that drivers should expect lane and ramp closures on I-10 eastbound and westbound between Bonnabel and Clearview for the next two Sundays and several nights next week to allow construction crews to install steel girders over I-10 as part of the I-10/Causeway Boulevard Interchange Project. The steel girders will serve as the North Causeway to I-10 westbound on-ramp when complete.
On Sunday, Aug. 23, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., I-10 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in both directions between Bonnabel and Clearview. Traffic will be diverted off I-10 at the Causeway exit and will be forced to proceed through the exit onto the collector road before returning to I-10. Drivers should use Airline Drive (U.S. 61) as an alternate route.
Several on-ramps will also close on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drivers should note that all off-ramps will remain open at this time. The I-10 eastbound on-ramp from Southbound Causeway will close, and drivers will be forced to continue south on Causeway to Airline Drive, and turn left on Airline to enter I-10 east. The I-10 westbound on-ramp from Northbound Causeway also will close, and drivers will be required to exit on Veterans from northbound Causeway, proceed north to the light on Veterans, make a u-turn under the overpass to return on Southbound Causeway and re-enter I-10 west. The I-10 westbound on-ramp at Bonnabel will close, and drivers should use Veterans to enter I-10 at Clearview.
On Sunday, Aug. 30, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a total closure of I-10 eastbound between Clearview and Bonnabel. Drivers should use Airline Drive as an alternate route. Local traffic will be able to use the Causeway on- and off-ramps.
You can follow the Causeway Boulevard Interchange Project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, project information can be accessed by entering “DOTD” or “Causeway Boulevard Interchange Project” into the search field.
DOTD will have message boards in place to help inform drivers of the closures. For statewide traffic and road conditions, visit our 511 page at www.511la.org. You can also receive traffic updates by dialing 511 from your phone.