Corps to temporarily reroute traffic on Hwy. 23 near Oakville

Published April 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Plaquemines Parish Government, will be temporarily closing lanes and rerouting traffic on Highway 23 in Oakville on Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3. The rerouting of traffic is required to allow for the installation of the Eastern Tie-In highway swing gates.  


Installation of the southbound swing gate will require the southbound travel lanes of Highway 23 near Captain’s Larry’s Restaurant to be detoured to the northbound travel lanes. Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office will be alternately escorting traffic through the construction zone.


Once the southbound swing gate installation is completed, traffic will be diverted back to the southbound travel lanes with one lane of traffic flowing in each direction. This traffic pattern will remain in place for a few weeks to allow the northbound gate to be installed and the remaining mechanical work to be completed.


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. 13-016