NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The entire section of both the eastbound and westbound I-610 will be shutdown this weekend.
State highway workers need the interstate cleared to perform prep work for the demolition of the Wisner Bridge that crosses over the I-610.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation says the entire section of I-610 westbound and the I-610 eastbound from the I-10 split (near West End Blvd.) to the Gentilly Boulevard entrance ramp will close Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m. until Monday, January 18 at 5:00 a.m.
Drivers will have to use the I-10 as a detour.
The following is some directions provided by LA DOTD for drivers who need to get near the work site:
Eastbound traffic that would normally exit I-610 at West End and Canal Boulevards should take I-10 east to the Metairie Road /City Park Avenue exit. Traffic that would normally exit on I-610 at St. Bernard Avenue should take I-10 east to the N. Claiborne Avenue exit and those that would normally exit at Elysian Fields Avenue or Franklin Avenue should take I-10 east to the Elysian Fields exit. All through traffic will remain on I-10 east.
Westbound traffic that would normally exit on I-610 at Elysian Fields Ave, N. Broad St, or Paris Ave should use the Chef Menteur Hwy or Franklin Ave exits,
Traffic that would normally exit on I-610 at Canal Blvd should take I-10 west to the Florida Blvd exit or the West End exit. All through traffic will remain on I-10 west.