Construction of the largest safety improvements in 50 years for the Causeway Bridge is currently underway. The third of the twelve safety shoulders, six on each span in between the crossovers, opened earlier this month. The southbound shoulders should be opened by the end of December. For the shoulders on the northbound span, the piles are completed and pile caps are currently being installed. The northbound shoulders should be opened at the end of the Summer 2020.
Also, construction is currently underway to raise the rails on the southbound span. The new rails are designed to prevent overboard accidents and are expected to be completed by summer 2020.
The goal of both safety improvement projects is to make all trips across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge even safer.