Even though the Crescent City Connection stopped taking tolls three years ago, the empty plaza has remained for some reason. But finally, work to get that plaza out of there is scheduled to begin this Wednesday.
Once the plaza is gone, work will begin to restore that part of the bridge to a sensible number of lanes.
However, completion of the bridge sans-plaza will take a few months. It's scheduled to be complete in October.
• Finally, Crescent City Connection toll plaza dismantling to begin [NOLA.com]
• Crescent City Connection Toll Plaza to Become Less of a Nightmare Soon [Curbed NOLA]