belle chasse tunnel

8:18 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Corps of Engineers to Temporarily Close Belle Chasse Tunnel

the Belle Chasse Bridge will carry one lane of traffic in each direction during the temporary closure of the tunnel.
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The Belle Chasse Tunnel is closing for a week for work to stop groundwater from leaking into the tunnel.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the tunnel will close overnight — from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. — from Monday through Thursday. It will close 24 hours a day over the weekend, starting at 7 p.m. Friday and reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 18.

The corps says more work will be needed to fully eliminate seepage, but the tunnel is expected to stay open after March 18.

Highway 23 Closure
12:19 pm
Sat August 25, 2012

Belle Chasse tunnel closed until Monday

State transportation officials say the Belle Chasse tunnel on Louisiana Highway 23 will be closed until Monday at 5 a.m. Crews are working on the floodwall at the site, officials say.

The Perez Bridge will handle two-way traffic while the tunnel is closed.