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DOTD Sec. Sherri LeBas announces opening date for the Huey P. Long Bridge

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Opening Ceremonies

On February 5, 2013, Louisiana Secretary of Transportation, Sherri H. LeBas announced that the Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans will be fully opened to traffic on June 16, 2013.  A celebration worthy of the importance and rich history of this legendary bridge will be held.  A 5K Bridge Run/Walk will kick-off the day followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other entertainment.

The opening of the bridge means:

  • A Safer Crossing for Drivers
  • Better Emergency Evacuation and Response 
  • New Businesses on Both Banks of the River
  • Fewer Traffic Back-ups
  • An Ability to Get Where You Need To Go Quicker

Event details:

  • 8:00 am 5K Run/Walk
  • 10:30 am Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • 10:30 am to 1 pm Public Allowed on the Bridge
  • 1 pm Bridge Cleared

The Bridge will be fully opened to traffic in the late afternoon on June 16.  View a listing of awards received by the Huey P. Bridge widening program.

Register today for the 5K run/walk at! The first 1,500 registrants receive a headsweats sport trucker hat.

Question of the Month
What improvements are you most looking forward to when the Huey P Long Bridge Widening Project is complete?
Three wider 11-foot lanes in each direction.
Eight-foot outside and two-foot inside shoulders in each direction.
West Bank improvements at Bridge City Ave.
East Bank improvements at Jefferson Highway.
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