The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will soon be getting its safety bays after a few setbacks.
As early as this summer, motorists could start to see major safety improvements in place on the Causeway Bridge.
Work is now under way to add six 1,008-foot long shoulders to the right side of each of the Causeway’s shoulderless spans. The shoulders will be situated between the crossovers, giving motorists and first responders a place to pull over, out of the two lanes of traffic, when there are breakdowns or accidents.
Immediately after the infamous no-call cost the New Orleans Saints the NFC Championship, electronic signs on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway said it all: “We were robbed.”
Residents could start seeing construction on The Causeway Bridge in the coming days.
Causeway Bridge commuters will soon be a little safer crossing over Lake Pontchartrain.
Michael Giambelluca, President of De La Salle High School, has been reported as the man who stood atop the Huey P. Long Bridge yesterday, threatening to jump off the side.
The person who attempted to jump from the Huey P. Long Bridge before a three-hour stand-off has been identified as a New Orleans school president.