Work on the Hale Boggs Bridge resumed this week as contractors are completing concrete work on the bridge’s surface, expected to render the southbound right lane from Destrehan to Luling closed for the next few days.
The project began and the lane was closed on June 10 and has been estimated to be ongoing for a total of seven days from that date onward, pending weather.
According to St. Charles Parish spokesman Tristan Babin, it will not be the only lane closure for the project, as a northbound closure on the other side of the bridge — from Luling to Destrehan — is anticipated to occur concurrently with work scheduled to start July 9.
The work on the northbound part of the bridge is expected to take approximately two weeks and will necessitate a continuous closure of the bridge’s right lane. There will also be a 14-foot width restriction in the left lane during that time.
The $400,000 overall project is expected to wrap up in August.
The parish warned that motorists traveling southbound while the work is ongoing should prepare for potential traffic delays.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development cautions drivers to exercise caution when driving through the work zone areas and to be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.
Residents should exercise particular caution, it said, when driving, walking or biking near an active work zone.