The Judge Seeber Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic starting 12:01 a.m. on March 15. Also, this will begin the first of two (5 day) marine traffic closures. This closure is scheduled to last through the next several months as crews replace the wire ropes that raise and lower the bridge, refurbish the bridge’s electrical system, replace damaged beams that were struck by vessels and oversized trucks and replace the bridge decking which will improve skid resistance and eliminate the wave-action in the riding surface of the bridge. In addition, advanced signal notification features will be installed to provide warning to motorists when the bridge is about to be raised for marine traffic.
The suggested detour for this closure is LA 47/I-510 to I-10, or LA 46 over the St. Claude Bridge.
For more information:
· You can sign-up to receive periodic e-mail updates on the project. Contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at DOTDCS@la.gov or 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683). The center’s normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customer Service representatives are also available to answer any additional questions.
· You can learn more about the project by visiting the project’s Web page at DOTD’s Web site, www.dotd.la.gov. Click on “Projects” from the “Programs & Projects” section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the “Judge Seeber Bridge Maintenance Project” link.
· You can also follow the project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, you can access project information by entering “Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development” or “Judge Seeber Bridge Maintenance Project” in the search box.
If you know someone who would like to receive more information about this bridge, please forward this e-mail onto them.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction/maintenance site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.