State DOTD announces closure of Judge Seeber Claiborne Avenue Bridge until Aug. 24 for painting

Posted: July 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Announcements, News Releases

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, August 2, 2013, at 8 p.m. thru August 24, 2013, at 11:59 p.m., for cleaning and painting of the east and west towers.

During the closure, the contractor will begin the first phase of work on the mechanical and electrical components of the structure, including containment, protecting the cables, detaching electrical conduits, degreasing, installing the scaffolding, and blasting and priming the structure. This work is estimated to take 7-10 days.

The contractor will have the bridge in the “up” position to the required containment enclosures and construction equipment to perform this work. Motorists should use St. Claude Avenue as an alternate route.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive caution through the construction zone and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).