UPDATE – REOPENED: Spring Street overpass (LA 1 northbound) in downtown Shreveport
Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 8:00:02 AM

UPDATE – REOPENED: Spring Street overpass (LA 1 northbound) in downtown Shreveport

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that the Spring Street overpass (LA 1 northbound) in downtown Shreveport, Caddo Parish has been REOPENED.

Exit 19A from I-20 (US 71/LA 1 north) has also been reopened.

The Spring Street bridge was severely damaged during a train derailment that occurred in April 2020.

Extensive repairs have now made the 83-year-old overpass once again safe for travel, after working closely on a daily basis with KCS Railroad to coordinate work underneath the structure adjacent to the busy railroad tracks.

The emergency repair project included the construction of a new crash wall to help prevent damage from any future train derailments.

DOTD sincerely appreciates the public’s patience as this work progressed, as the safety of the traveling public is always the Department’s top priority.

Please be advised that crews and equipment may remain on site so travel with caution through the area.

Additional information:

Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402

(Spring Street Bridge (LA 1) into downtown Shreveport has been

REOPENED following repairs due to a train derailment).