Corps construction to temporarily close Highway 23

Published Oct. 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) and Plaquemines Parish Government will temporarily close Highway 23 in Oakville, La. for five hours from October 29 through October 30, 2012 to remove the Eastern Tie-In highway gate for prefabrication purposes.
The southbound lane of Highway 23 near Captain Larry’s Restaurant will be closed at 12:00 a.m. on Monday night and re-open at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday. During the temporary lane closure, all traffic will be alternately escorted through the construction zone on the northbound travel lane by deputies from he sheriff’s department and the contractor.
This work is part of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, which reduces the risk associated with a storm surge event that has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year, or a 100-year storm surge.
As construction of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System continues, residents and commuters are urged to use caution near active construction sites. If at any time there are questions about construction of the system, call the Corps’ toll free Construction Hotline at 877-427-0345.

Rene Poche
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Release no. 12-062