The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, the two reversible lanes on U.S. 90 Business, will now be open an additional two hours a day effective Monday, September 30, 2013.
Drivers will now get two additional hours of usage on the lanes connecting the Westbank and the Eastbank, with access increased from 20 to 22 hours.
The HOV facility will now be closed from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., replacing the existing 3:00-5:00 a.m. closure; and from noon to 1:00 p.m., replacing the existing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. closure.
The HOV lanes move traffic from the west bank to the east bank until noon. After 1 pm until 4 am, they move traffic from the east bank to the west bank.
Cars need to have a minimum of two occupants to utilize the HOV lanes.