Huey P. Long weekend closure cancelled

(photo FOX News)
(photo FOX News)

Jefferson, La. - Closures in both directions of the Huey P. Long Bridge have been postponed until next weekend beginning at midnight September 21.

Both directions of the Huey P. Long Bridge will be closed Friday, September 21st from midnight to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 22nd.

The bridge will close again in both directions Saturday, September 22nd at 10 p.m. and not reopen until noon Sunday, September 23rd.

The closures are necessary so workers can pour concrete on the new, wider lanes of the bridge.

A spokesman for the project says when it's completed next year, "the bridge will have three eleven-foot lanes in each direction with eight-foot outside and two-foot inside shoulders. The roadway width will more than double from 18 feet to 43 feet in both directions."

For the most up-to-date bridge lane closure or traffic information about the Huey P. Long, you can call (504) 731-4200 or visit their website