LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Drivers in Lafourche Parish will need to plan their commute around the West Larose Vertical Bridge.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will close the bridge on La. 1 (crossing the Intracoastal Waterway) for repairs. Drivers should plan on 24/7 closure of the bridge from 7 a.m. Thursday November 10 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday November 23rd. Crews will install new tower access stairs, ladders, and handrails.
For drivers heading northbound, use La. 1 across the New Larose Vertical Lift Bridge to La. 308 north as an alternate. Heading southbound, take La. 1 across the Belle Vue Swing Bridge south of Lockport or the T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge just north of Larose to La. 308 south.
Repairs are part of a $24.1 million project designed to extend the lift of the existing structure. DOTD estimates the project will be completed by fall 2018.