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DOTD Announces Closure of I-610 for Start of Construction Activity

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June 05, 2013

New Orleans: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces a weekend closure for Interstate 610, in both the eastbound and westbound directions, for the start of construction activity on a $6.3 million rehabilitation project to improve the condition of the existing roadway, drainage and signing in the area. Interstate 10 will be the alternate route for both directions, during the closure.

Friday, June 7 at 7 p.m. to Monday, June 10 at 5:30 a.m., the entire limits of I-610 westbound will be closed from I-10 West (near Franklin Avenue) to I-10 West (near Pontchartrain Boulevard). All traffic will be diverted to I-10 westbound.

Friday, June 7 at 10:30 p.m. to Monday, June 10 at 5a.m., I-610 eastbound will be closed from I-10 East (near West End Boulevard) to the entrance ramp at Gentilly Boulevard. All traffic will be diverted to I-10 eastbound; eastbound I-610 will only be accessible from Gentilly Blvd., N. Broad Street, and Elysian Fields Avenue entrance ramps heading towards eastbound I-10.

During the closure, contractor Barriere Construction Co. LLC will perform concrete roadway patching. Additionally, during the closure, DOTD crews will perform routine roadway maintenance including cleaning drains, pressure washing and painting, and an ongoing $6.5 million project to upgrade signage will continue.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate and 13,000 bridges, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov/, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting http://www.511la.org/

Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511)


Additional Contact Information:


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Public Information Office (225) 379-1232  
 
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