On February 5, 2013, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas announced that the bridge would be fully open to drivers on June 16, 2013!
The bridge was rededicated and opened to drivers on June 16, 2013 as promised, ahead of schedule and under budget.
On April 29, 2012, traffic was switched from the old lanes on the Huey P. Long Bridge to two new lanes in each direction. The switch was done so that the old lanes could be removed and the new ones widened to three eleven foot lanes in each direction with shoulders. Concrete placements for the new lanes on the bridge continue while approaching and exit ramps on both banks of the river are being constructed.
The driving surface on the bridge more than doubled in width from 18 feet to 43 feet wide.
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