Another accident stalls traffic on Hale Boggs bridge

Traffic backed up for miles this morning (April 20) on I-310 from an apparent motorcycle wreck.

Traffic delays extended to Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge this morning, which is being upgraded by the state Department of Transportation and Development.

As of today (April 20), the DOTD announced the first phase of the $24.5 million bridge repaving project is complete, and motorists are reminded they can expect all traffic will be routed on the new pavement on the northbound span. Beginning at 8 p.m., the one southbound lane of I-310 will be detoured onto the northbound span of I-310. There will still be two lanes available for travel on northbound I-310.

With the detouring of the southbound traffic, the entrance ramp from La. 48 to I-310 South will be closed. Motorists who want to enter I-310 South from La. 48 can access it by U.S. 61.In addition to the lane detour, the exit ramp from I-310 South to La. 18 will be closed. To reach La. 18 from I-310 South, it is recommended motorists exit at La. 3127 or U.S. 90.

The project began in January 2016 and is expected to be completed by mid-June.


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