For Phase I and Phase II, construction will be performed from the river banks or from underneath the bridge, limiting the amount of construction that can be viewed from the bridge structure. As construction progresses over the next year, more work will become visible to vehicle traffic. Construction activity will always be visible from River Road and both the east and west bank levees.
The Huey P. Long Bridge has provided safe, reliable access across the Mississippi River since 1935. It is a safe bridge now, it will be safe during the construction project and it will be even safer after the widening is finished.
Lane closures have already begun on work activities in Phases III (main bridge widening) and IV (new approaches construction). Throughout the remainder of the project, intermitent lanes closures and traffic shifts should be expected. The majority of these lane closures will be scheduled during non-peak travel times and ample notice will always be provided. Check the "Traffic Conditions" section of this Web site for current information or call the public outreach automated telephone line at (504) 731-4200.
Certain construction activities will involve intermittent lane closures throughout the remainder of the project. When lane closures are necessary, they will be announced through the local media, on this Web site and through the public outreach phone line at (504) 731-4200.
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You can get information about lane closures through local media, message signs near the project and on the project website. You can also call the 24/7 automated public information telephone line at (504) 731-4200 or visit the public outreach office.
The Huey P. Long contractors have emergency plans prepared in the event of hurricanes and other situations. Should a hurricane threaten the area, all necessary actions will be taken to ensure access across the bridge is available to the public.
The Huey P. Long Business Advisory Team (HPL BAT) gives business owners the opportunity to stay updated on the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project. Business owners will have the opportunity to meet project personnel and ask specific questions regarding the project.
The Huey P. Long Community Advisory Team (HPL CAT) is an opportunity for residents to meet project personnel and ask specific questions about the Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project. The HPL CAT is an excellent way to receive the most up-to-date information on the project's progress.
The Huey P. Long Business Advisory Team (HPL BAT) is geared toward business owners, while the Huey P. Long Community Advisory Team (HPL CAT) is designed for residents. Both meetings, however, are open to all interested in the project.
The HPL BAT/CAT meetings on the East Bank will be held on the 2nd Monday of every other month unless otherwise specified.
East Bank HPL BAT/CAT Meetings: East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA. Time: 6-7 p.m.
HPL BAT/CAT meetings will be held on the West Bank in conjunction with the Nine Mile Point Civic Association and the Bridge City Citizens Group Organization meetings. Dates will vary every other month. Check website for upcoming dates, time and location.
West Bank HPL BAT/CAT Meetings: Bridge City Fire Station, 2220 Bridge City Ave., Bridge City. Time: 6-6:30 p.m.
Nine Mile Point Fire Station, 1024 Oak Ave, Nine Mile Point. Time: 6:30-7 p.m.
For upcoming meeting dates, go to our the Community Awareness page.
The public notice is being published in the Eight Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners (LMN) No. 23-10. It contains a detailed description of the proposed bridge project and includes location maps and bridge drawings with navigational clearances. Interested parties may access LNM23-10 at the following web site: www.navcen.uscg.govllnmld8gm. The public notice may also be obtained by calling the Eighth Coast Guard District Bridge Administration Branch at 504-671-2128, by. writing to Commander (dpb), Eighth Coast Guard District, 500 Poydras Street, Room 1313, New Orleans, LA 70130, by email request at D8dpball@uscg.mil or by facsimile request at 504-6712133.