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Entergy upgrades this weekend will force short Pontchartrain Expressway closures

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Upgrades to Entergy transmission lines will force intermittent road closures this weekend.

Entergy utility work will force intermittent closures of a stretch of the Pontchartrain Expressway.

Saturday and drivers will face detours from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. near the Kentwood Bottling Company crossing the Pontchartrain Expressway.

The work will upgrade the electric power transmission system and the Interstate Crossing / Pontchartrain Expressway at the Derbigny Substation located just off Poydras Street under the interstate.

Entergy will do the remaining interstate crossing work in January 2016. The entire second phase being completed by March 2016.

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