State again announces longer closure for the Seeber Bridge over Claiborne Avenue, now until mid-October

Posted: August 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, News Releases

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will continue the closure of the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge through mid-October.

The bridge is closed due to ongoing painting activity which would be of concern to bridge traffic.

The state closed the bridge, which is vital to St. Bernard residents who work in New Orleans, beginning Aug. 2 and said it would be shut down to traffic until Aug. 24. Then it was announced it would remain closed through Labor Day. On Thursday, the longer closure until mid-October was announced.

DOTD said it will continue to monitor construction activity to determine if additional time will be needed or if limited access can be accommodated in the future.

Motorists should use the St. Claude Avenue and Florida Avenue bridges over the Industrial Canal as alternate routes, as well as Interstate 10 from Paris Road.