The Belle Chasse Bridge at La. 23 in Plaquemines Parish is closed due to repairs. Crews will work to replace wire ropes or lifting cables and refurbish the gear boxes on the bridge. The closure will be in effect from 5 a.m. Saturday morning until 11:59 p.m. on March 3. The Belle Chasse tunnel, however, will remain open, with one lane in each direction.
Starting Saturday morning, two-way traffic will be placed on the bridge while crews prapare the tunnel for two-way traffic. Once work on the tunnel is complete, two-way traffic will be placed in the tunnel through the duration of the closure. During this time, trucks will be prohibited from using the tunnel and motorists should expect traffic delays in the area. Emergency response vehicles, however, will be allowed to pass with advanced notice in the event of an extreme emergency.