NEW ORLEANS, La. – Since this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (DOTD) Crescent City Connection Division (CCCD) has begun replacing approximately 1,200 ground–mounted signs along US 90 Business (Westbank and Pontchartrain Expressways frontage roads). To date, in-house forces have erected 537 new signs.
“This is another project as that we have been working towards to maintain the facility at an acceptable level and to prepare for the multitude of upcoming special events the region will be hosting,” said Rhett Desselle, DOTD Assistant Secretary. “It is one part of a multi-phased initiative to upgrade the signage along the Pontchartrain and Westbank Expressways.”
As part of the approximately $100,000 project, a number of "Superdome" guide signs are also being replaced. This portion of the work should be completed within the next 12 weeks, with work performed during off peak hours. Additionally, four large overhead signs have been replaced as part of the project, with more to be erected.
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 over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are 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 Customer 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).