“Work to Begin on West Bank Expressway”

DOTD to begin US 90B West Bank Expressway roadway widening project

Monday, April 01, 2019 8:59 AM

Jefferson Parish– The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the start of $2.1 million project to widen US 90B from the base of the elevated expressway to Jung Blvd. beginning Wednesday April 3, 2019. A fourth through lane will be added on the median side in both directions of travel to improve the efficiency of the signalized intersection of US 90B and Westwood Drive.

The contractor, Barber Brothers Contracting, will be working Monday through Friday during the daytime hours. All existing lanes will remain open to traffic during morning and evening peak traffic hours. The project is estimated for completion by November 2019, weather permitting.

All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking or biking near an active work zone.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, real-time around-the-clock New Orleans traffic updates can be accessed via Twitter @NOLA_Traffic.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.

Please be advised any information provided to Jefferson Parish Government may be subject to disclosure under the Louisiana Public Records Law. Information contained in any correspondence, regardless of its source, may be a public record subject to public inspection and reproduction in accordance with the Louisiana Public Records Law, La. Rev. Stat. 44:1 et seq.