NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, August 2, 2013, at 8 p.m. thru August 24, 2013, at 11:59 p.m., for cleaning and painting of the east and west towers.
During the closure, the contractor will begin the first phase of work on the mechanical and electrical components of the structure, including containment, protecting the cables, detaching electrical conduits, degreasing, installing the scaffolding, and blasting and priming the structure. This work is estimated to take 7-10 days.
The contractor will have the bridge in the “up” position to accommodate the required containment enclosures and construction equipment to perform this work. Motorists should use St. Claude Avenue as an alternate route.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction zone and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
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 930 miles of interstate and 13,000 bridges, 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)