I-55 northbound from LaPlace to Ponchatoula reopening Monday

I-55 set to reopen in both directions next week
I-55 set to reopen in both directions next week
Published: Nov. 13, 2023 at 8:47 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 13, 2023 at 12:21 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Repairs have been completed to I-55 northbound between LaPlace and Ponchatoula and the route is now open again as of 9:45 a.m. Monday (Nov. 13), according to the DOTD.

For the first time since last month’s fatal pile-up, I-55 will be open with no restrictions starting today. There were questions about possible rainy weather conditions pushing back the reopening but the DOTD confirmed around 8:30 Monday morning that conditions were favorable to go ahead.

The northbound lanes were where a majority of the wreckage occurred, causing extensive damage to the roadway. A new guardrail had to be installed and time allowed for cleanup over the last couple of weeks.

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