February 6, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closures on Eastbound Pontchartrain Expressway for Streetlight Repairs

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced it is collaborating once again with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) for the second installment of a series of lane closures along the interstate, focusing on streetlight repairs.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 7, the eastbound left lane on the Pontchartrain Expressway, spanning from Hollygrove Street to South Gayoso Street, will undergo a temporary closure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This partnership between DPW and LaDOTD reflects our commitment to enhancing road safety and improving street lighting infrastructure across the city. The closure is a necessary step in facilitating signage upgrades for LaDOTD and repairs to the streetlights along the interstate, ensuring a well-lit and safe environment for all commuters.

During the closure period, appropriate signage will be deployed to guide motorists safely through the affected area. This initiative is part of an ongoing effort to address streetlight repairs systematically, with the City and State working together to ensure the success of these essential improvements.

Questions about this advisory or RoadworkNOLA can be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or 

To better serve residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is building a distribution list to provide important construction updates through text messaging. To sign up, text ROADWORK to 77295, or go to to create a profile and select the “roadwork” alert list. 

Since May 2018, DPW has completed 178 projects with an estimated value of $750 million. Today, 49 roadwork projects are under construction with an estimated value of nearly $692 million.   


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