DOTD: Bonnet Carre Spillway staying open on Wednesday, repairs to be made in the future


NEW ORLEANS, La. (BRPROUD) – DOTD now says the Bonnet Carre Spillway is not going to close on Wednesday.


DOTD is providing details about that decision below:

The Bonnet Carre Spillway will remain open. Initially, the interstate was set to close this morning for Entergy to complete power line repairs following Tuesday’s fatal helicopter crash. The repairs will be made at a later date and the public will be notified of the closure ahead of time.


Louisiana State Police released this updated information about the closure of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Wednesday morning:

At 11:00 a.m. today, the Bonnet Carre Spillway will be closed in both directions for Entergy to complete power line repairs related to the helicopter crash that occurred yesterday.

  • I-10 East will be closed at US 51 in Laplace, traffic will be diverted to US 51.
  • I-10 West will be closed at I-310 in Kenner, traffic will be diverted to I-310 South.
  • I-55 South will be closed at US 51 in Laplace, traffic will be diverted to US 51.
    The closure is expected to last approximately 3 hours. Please expect delays, use alternate routes and adjust your travel plans accordingly.


A pilot was killed in a helicopter crash on the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

The crash took place a little after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14.

DOTD and Louisiana State Police confirm that I-10 East and West are both open.

Motorists who use the Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge should keep in mind that delays may pop up again on Wednesday due to needed repairs.

Louisiana State Police is providing details about this below:

Fog in the area prevented Entergy from completing the power line repair. The repair will be rescheduled and is expected to take place on Wednesday, December 15.

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