Widening work to close Long bridge

JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - All lanes on the Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish will be closed Saturday until noon and the left lanes in both directions will remain closed until 5 a.m. on Monday.

State transportation officials said workers will be pouring concrete for the bridge's new, wider lanes. Large trucks will not be allowed on the span until all lanes reopen on Monday.

Drivers can use the Crescent City Connection in New Orleans or the Interstate 310 bridge at Lulling to cross the Mississippi River.

The bridge-widening is scheduled for completion in 2013.

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