Announcement of full closure of northbound traffic at Causeway Boulevard

Published Jan. 20, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The United States Army Corps of Engineers will require an approximate four hour closure of all northbound lanes on Causeway Blvd. for demolition and removal of the canopy at the entrance of the bridge to make way for the new 10 ft. floodwall being constructed as a part of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS).

Beginning Saturday, January 29, from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. all northbound lanes of Causeway Blvd. will be closed. This closure has been coordinated with the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission.

No changes to southbound traffic patterns will occur during this time.

Signage will be posted on the Causeway bridge and around Jefferson Parish to notifying motorists of the closure. The Corps’ is also coordinating with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to post notices on I-10.

The Causeway risk reduction project is an integral part of the Greater New Orleans HSDRRS and will reduce risk for residents and businesses on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain from a storm surge event that has a one percent chance of occurring each year.

For more information on the Causeway risk reduction project or the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System please visit the following Web site: For questions call the Construction Impact Hotline at 1-877-427-0345.

Rene Poche

Release no. 11-112