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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Motorists, prepare for additional bridge closures

Motorists, prepare for additional bridge closures

The Lockport Company Canal Bridge, crossing the Company Canal on LA 1 in Lockport, will be under a one-lane operation daily from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Tuesday May 30, until Friday June 9.

The daily one-lane closures are needed in order to allow bridge inspection personnel to conduct a comprehensive structural, mechanical and electrical inspection of the structure.

The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

Work on the West Larose Vertical Lift Bridge on LA 1 crossing the Intracoastal Canal Waterway in Larose will be extended through 5 p.m. Friday, June 2.

This extension to the current closure is necessary for crews to complete lift span function testing. This is a 24-hour/day closure. Closures are subject to change due to weather conditions.

The bridge had previously been scheduled to close through May 26.

The $24.1 million project is estimated to be completed in fall 2017.