The LaDOTD is anticipating four more weeks of construction before Spring Street is reopened into downtown. That means- hopefully- the third week or so in August. According to Public Information Officer Erin Buchanan, “The good news is that the contractor has made significant progress on the repairs. The 22 helical piles were installed last week. This week, we’re anticipating the first of the concrete pour for the footing. After that, a crash retaining wall will be constructed to help prevent any future train derailments from damaging the structure to this degree. The bridge columns will then be re-installed and the girders will be repaired. Following that, we’ll be able to remove the equipment on the bridge deck that’s holding it in place, and reopen the bridge to traffic.”

The latest update is at: http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=23615