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Portions of I-610 to close this weekend

Drivers need to prepare for detours this weekend as the I-610 will be closed (Source: LA Dept. of Transportation and Development) Drivers need to prepare for detours this weekend as the I-610 will be closed (Source: LA Dept. of Transportation and Development)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) plans to close portions of the I-610 Friday, September 16 at 10 p.m. until Monday, September 19 at 5 a.m. 

Highway workers are expected to use the weekend to install steel girders as part of the Wisner Boulevard Bridge Overpass Replacement project.
 
DOTD says westbound I-610 from Franklin Avenue to I-10 will be completely closed all weekend. They say eastbound I-610 from the I-10 split to St. Bernard will be closed. Access from ground-level at Gentilly Boulevard and beyond will remain open. 

The $19.5 million project includes a new steel girder overpass, asphalt approaches, two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction and one 12-foot bike lane.

Construction of the Wisner Blvd. bridge is expected to be complete by mid-2017.

The state offered the following detours for drivers:
Eastbound
•    All traffic that would normally exit on I-610 for 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.
•    Traffic that would normally exit Elysian Fields Avenue or Franklin Avenue should take I-10 east to the Elysian Fields exit.
•    All through traffic should remain on I-10 east.

Westbound
•    All traffic that would normally exit on I-610 at Elysian Fields Avenue, N. Broad Street, or Paris Avenue should use the Chef Menteur Highway or Franklin Avenue exits.
•    Traffic that would normally exit on I-610 at Canal Boulevard should take I-10 west to the Florida Boulevard or West End exit.

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