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May 24, 2016
10:00 a.m.

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  • DOTD BRIDGE CLOSURE NOTICE- WEST LAROSE LIFT BRIDGE (INTRACOASTAL BRIDGE ON LA 1):
    According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the West Larose Vertical Lift Span Bridge (aka the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1 in Larose) will be closed to vehicular traffic so crews can move large equipment and materials for the north fender beam installation. The specific closure times are as follows:

    • Continuous closure from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, May 27, 2016.
    • Continuous closure from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

    The bridge will be open to vehicular traffic over the Memorial Day weekend.

    Alternate route(s) during closure times are as follows:

    • Northbound: LA 1 across the New Larose Vertical Lift Bridge to LA 308 north
    • Southbound: LA 1 across the Belle Vue Swing Bridge (LA 3220) south of Lockport or the T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge just north of Larose to LA 308 south.

    DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

  • LANE CLOSURES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ON ELEVATED LA 1 EXPRESSWAY:
    DOTD has announced that upcoming work on the Leeville Bridge portion of the LA 1 Expressway will require a one-lane closure during working hours on Thursday, June 2nd (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and Friday, June 3rd (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). These lane closures may cause minor traffic delays.

    A contractor will be changing several concrete traffic barriers that are laid out through the intersection of the north connector ramp and the main-line bridge, throughout the 90 degree left hand curve at the junction. This work shall require closing down the southbound lane and maintaining two-way traffic on the northbound lane during working hours. The contractor will have two traffic flaggers with the required signage in place during the lane closures.

    DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

  • FLOODGATE & LOCK UPDATES:
    You can get information on local floodgates, locks, and levees on the South Lafourche Levee District website at www.slld.org on Facebook (search South Lafourche Levee District) and Twitter, by calling the On-Call Personnel listed on their floodgate notifications, or by calling the South Lafourche Levee District office at (985) 632-7554.

  • ROAD CONSTRUCTION - HIGHWAY 3090 IN PORT FOURCHON:
    Road construction on Highway 3090 (also known as A.O. Rappelet Road or Fourchon Road) is nearing completion, with only final striping work remaining on the LA DOTD Hwy. 3090 overlay project.

    Expect minimal delays, and please use caution in areas where flagmen are directing traffic. Thank you for your patience during this road improvement project.

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