Bonnet Carre Spillway tentative closure alert

Published 1:23 pm Friday, December 17, 2021

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LAPLACE, La. — The Bonnet Carre Spillway is tentatively scheduled to be closed in both directions on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from noon until 5:00 p.m. to allow Entergy to reinstall overhead transmission lines following Tuesday’s fatal helicopter crash. Louisiana State Police as well as DOTD will have personnel along the closure points.


I-10 East traffic should detour to US 61 South near Gramercy to I-310 North to reenter I-10 East.

I-10 West traffic should detour to I-310 South to US 61 North to US 51 North to reenter I-10 West.

Safety Reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information:

Call 511 or visit for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511 ).

Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.