Work began on Phase 1 of the new interchange in April 2009 and will be complete in winter 2010. Phase 2 began in November 2009 and will be complete in summer 2012.
The new North Causeway Boulevard to I-10 West on-ramp will be complete in late September 2010.
The new I-10 West to North Causeway ramp, which will span over Veterans Boulevard when complete, is progressing north from I-10. The ramp is scheduled for completion in late December 2010.
As for the new North Causeway to Veterans off-ramp, the ground level portion of this ramp is complete and the exit to Veterans is open to traffic via a temporary road. The bridge portion of this ramp will be open in late November 2010.
Work on the South Causeway to I-10 West on-ramp, which will span over Veterans when complete, is underway between I-10 and Veterans. Installation of the large steel girders which span over Causeway is also underway.
The first layer of asphalt is complete between the service road and I-10 for the new ground-level on-ramp from Veterans to I-10 West.
Work on the new I-10 East on-ramp from Veterans, which will span over I-10 when complete, is underway north and south of I-10.
The construction of drainage structures and water lines along ground-level southbound Causeway is also underway.
CURRENT LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES
The new North Causeway Boulevard to I-10 West on-ramp is closed until late September. The detour is South Service Road to the U-turn at Bonnabel to I-10 West on the Bonnabel on-ramp.
The North I-10 Service Road just east of Causeway remains closed at 27th Street. A temporary road has been constructed to 26th Street so the service road can be accessed from Southbound Causeway Blvd. via 26th Street to Athania Parkway. This road will be open whenever possible during construction. During certain operations, such as the installation of the steel girders, the North Service Road will be completely closed and traffic will be detoured to Severn Street to access the service road.
The U-turn south of Veterans leading to Southbound Causeway is closed. Motorists headed to the I-10 service road should exit at Clearview.
Ground-level Northbound Causeway is reduced to one lane and the U-turn north of Veterans closed.
o Alternate route for Westbound I-10: Exit at Bonnabel to West Esplanade to Causeway.
o Alternate Route for Westbound Veterans: Instead of continuing on Causeway through Veterans, turn right onto eastbound Veterans and U-turn to go west.
Ground-level South Causeway south of Veterans is reduced to one lane. The far-right lane of South Causeway between Veterans and I-10 is closed. This is the 3rd lane that serves as the acceleration lane for Veterans entering South Causeway. Veterans traffic should drive with care and yield as they enter South Causeway.
Motorists should expect delays, and we ask that you proceed through the project with caution. Be on the lookout for flaggers and construction traffic entering and exiting the highway, side streets and driveways.
Traffic entering and exiting some streets, driveways, businesses and subdivisions will be temporarily inconvenienced while construction continues. If your business or residence has two entrances/exits, one entrance/exit may be closed temporarily during construction operations, but the other entrance will remain open allowing access to your business or residence. If your business has one entrance/exit, we will maintain traffic in and out of the business or residence while crews work across the driveway.
All above mentioned work schedules are subject to change due to adverse weather. Please see public notices for exact times, dates and cancellations.
For additional questions or comments, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail at email@example.com. The center is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to www.dotd.la.gov and clicking on “Projects” from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the “Causeway Boulevard Interchange link.
Again, we thank you for your feedback and patience during this construction. Additionally, at your convenience, please let us know how we are doing by filling out our customer service survey. Customer Service Survey.