ATTENTION: Access to the Regional Medical Center will be impacted by upcoming road closures from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) as part of the utility relocations for the current Essen Lane widening project.
Essen turn lane to Hennessy will close Monday and Tuesday
The southbound lane on Essen that allows motorists to make a right turn onto Hennessy Boulevard will be closed on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12. Motorists will still be allowed to make a right turn on Hennessy from the unrestricted right through lane. Expect delays.
Hennessy will close May 15-18 to all inbound traffic
Hennessy Boulevard will be closed to all inbound traffic next weekend, May 15-18, The closure may begin as early as 8 p.m. on Friday, May 15 and last through 5 a.m. on Monday, May 18, restricting all vehicles from entering Hennessy from Essen. Traffic will be routed through a detour via Picardy Avenue to access the front entrance of the hospital and Garage 2. The three outbound lanes from Hennessey on to Essen will remain open during the closure. See the below map for the closure location.