New Orleans, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has temporarily reopened the US Highway 11 Bridge to vehicular traffic as of 9:45 a.m. The bridge, which underwent a short-term repair, is operable and will be partially open to marine traffic until a permanent repair can be completed.
DOTD is preparing plans and documents to accept bids to secure a contractor to complete the permanent repairs, it is estimated this will take approximately six weeks. At that point, the bridge may again have to be closed while the permanent repairs are taking place. More updates will be provided regarding the length of this closure as additional information becomes available. Last month, DOTD had to close the structure to vehicular traffic due to a serious mechanical malfunction.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, the department is able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email email@example.com, or call DOTD’s Custom Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).