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FLORIDA AVENUE BRIDGE (posted on 9/29/16)
Bridge control system repairs and testing at the Florida Avenue Bridge will require daily closures of the roadway in both directions, as follows:
Tuesday - Thursday, October 4-6, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Closed to all vehicular traffic.)
The bridge will remain open to marine traffic and rail traffic during these roadway closures, but minor delays should be anticipated.
ST. CLAUDE AVENUE BRIDGE (updated on 9/20/16)
Replacement of the roadway grating at the outside lanes of the St. Claude Avenue Bridge started on August 8, 2016 and will continue through the middle of November, with lane closures scheduled as follows:
Eastbound - Right Lane Closed: August 8 - October 12, 2016
Westbound - Right Lane Closed: September 27 - November 10, 2016
Each lane will be closed continuously (24/7) during the periods shown above, or until all sections of grating within the lane are replaced.
The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists during replacement of the grating, but cyclists may be asked to walk their bicycles across the pedestrian walkways for safety.
The bridge will be closed to all marine traffic for the duration of this project, but the work is being performed during a scheduled closure of the IHNC Lock to minimize the impact on the maritime industry and to reduce the duration of the lane closures.
The Port of New Orleans owns and operates four bridges across the Inner Harbor - Navigation Canal. To help expedite vehicular traffic during peak drive times, the bridges will not be drawn for maritime traffic (except in the case of an emergency) during restricted hours on weekdays (Monday-Friday), excluding Federal Holidays. These restricted hours are known as bridge curfews.
3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Not Applicable (the bridge is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to roadway conditions)
(railroad bridge only)
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 am
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Note: From 8:00 pm until 7:00 am, 4 hours notice is required for marine openings.
For information about the IHNC locks operated by the New Orleans District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers north of the St. Claude Bridge, go to: http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/od/lockupdates/lockstatus.asp?lockid=3