Commencing on or about September 5, 2020 and continuing through approximately November 3, 2020, the Port of New Orleans will affect permanent repairs to the St. Claude Avenue, State Road 46 bridge. The bridge is located across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Mile 0.5 and along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at MM 6.2, East of the Harvey Lock in New Orleans, LA. The construction will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During this 60 day period, the bridge will not open to vessel traffic.

This closure will take place at the same time as the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock closure which is scheduled to commence on or about August 31, 2020 and continue for approximately 60 days. Mariners wishing to transit the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway must utilize the established Alternate Route through Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as detailed in MSIB Vol XX, Issue: 087.

Updates and/or changes to the published schedule will be disseminated via VTS email distribution and/ or Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

For further information, contact the following:

Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (24 hours): (504) 365-2514, VHF-FM Ch. 11, 12, 67
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hours):  (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management:  (504) 365-2280