Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

Chris Miller
July 29, 2019 - 1:29 pm
After a record 79 consecutive days of operation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completely closed the Bonnet Carré spillway Saturday. The Corps announced the closure today in a post to its Twitter account. The Bonnet Carre spillway was completely closed as of Saturday, July 27th #2019Floodfight...
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Don Ames
January 24, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Motorists who use the Causeway Bridge should be a bit safer crossing Lake Pontchartrain in the next few months. Two projects are set to begin soon on the 24-mile-long span. Construction for safety shoulders is expected to start in February. The first staggered shoulder will be completed as early as...
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Don Ames
September 24, 2018 - 6:56 am
Dual projects to improve safety on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are moving forward at full speed. One will improve the southbound span's railings, which are shorter than those on the northbound bridge. The other will add six shoulder segments to the outside of each span. "The test pile program...
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Chris Miller
September 04, 2018 - 7:14 pm
A post on the Causeway's Facebook page has confused some motorists, but bridge officials say there are no plans to close the bridge tonight. "If planning to use the Causeway tonight, please try to cross prior to 7 PM," the post reads. "Our intent to keep the bridge open." Causeway General Manager...
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David Blake
January 24, 2018 - 2:03 pm
The wreck on the southbound Causeway this morning is another stark reminder as to why there's a major construction project coming that bridge officials say will improve safety for drivers. The guardrails are six inches lower on the older, southbound lanes, where all but one crash where a vehicle...
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Jim Hanzo
December 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm
A tanker truck loaded with sulfuric acid caught fire this morning in Mandeville and shut down a portion of North Causeway Blvd. The roadway is now open but delays are lingering. The truck was traveling northbound from the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge onto the North Causeway Approach when the...
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