Belle Chasse Tunnel will be closed all weekend

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BELLE CHASSE, La. (WGNO) – The Belle Chasse Tunnel will close at 7 p.m. Friday.

According to the state Department of Transportation and Development, the tunnel won’t reopen until 4 a.m. Monday.

DOTD said the closure is necessary for tunnel maintenance.

Motorists are encouraged to use the Judge Perez Bridge and La. 23 as alternate routes.