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Report: Earhart Expressway ramp to be fixed four years after truck wreck

A rectangle outlined in red marks the spot on the westbound Earhart Expressway ramp to southbound Clearview Parkway where repairs are planned. (Photo from Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development via NOLA.com) A rectangle outlined in red marks the spot on the westbound Earhart Expressway ramp to southbound Clearview Parkway where repairs are planned. (Photo from Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development via NOLA.com)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

According to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Earhart Expressway's westbound ramp to southbound Clearview Parkway is set to be repaired four years after a truck crashed into its support structure. t

The report said the work will cost about $650,000, according to construction bids opened Wednesday by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

The wreck, which happened Oct. 25, 2013, involved an 18-wheeler driving southbound on Clearview. The truck got stuck under the ramp where Metairie meets Elmwood, according to the report.

Transportation Department spokeswoman Bambi Hall told our partners that the repair contract calls for replacing the damaged support beams beneath the ramp deck and pouring new concrete on half the ramp over southbound Clearview.

Work could begin in mid-May.

Earhart traffic will be restricted at night, and southbound Clearview could be closed on three weekends, according to Hall.

Transportation Department records show these companies bid on the job:

  • Boh Bros. Construction Co. -- $640,200
  • Coastal Bridge Co. -- $676,842
  • JB James Construction -- $771,446
  • Key Constructors Inc. -- $794,138.

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