NEW ORLEANS – The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced Tuesday that there will be a total closure of I-10 westbound at Causeway, Sunday, Sept. 20, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., to allow construction crews to install steel girders over I-10. Local traffic will be able to use some of the Causeway ramps, but westbound through traffic should use Airline Drive (US 61) as an alternate route.
Traveling I-610 westbound, traffic should exit onto I-10 eastbound, to Airline Drive (US 61) westbound. Traveling I-10 westbound, traffic should exit at the Airline/Carrolton interchange. Both detours can return to I-10 westbound by way of Clearview Parkway.
Several ramps will also close on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
- I-10 West off-ramp to Southbound Causeway
- I-10 West on-ramp from Northbound Causeway
- I-10 West on-ramp from Bonnabel
- I-10 West on-ramp from Pontchartrain Boulevard
On Monday, Sept. 21, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., I-10 westbound will be reduced to two lanes of traffic from Bonnabel to Clearview. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., the I-10 westbound off-ramp from Southbound Causeway and the I-10 westbound on-ramp to Northbound Causeway will be closed.
DOTD will have message boards in place to help inform drivers of the closures. For statewide traffic and road conditions, visit our 511 Traveler Information page at www.511la.org. You can also receive traffic updates by dialing 511 from your phone.
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. You can also email DOTD’s Customer Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive monthly e-mail updates on the project.