DOTD announces hazardous weather protocol for Black Bayou Bridge and Grand Lake Bridge
Monday, August 24, 2020 at 2:31:09 PM
DOTD announces hazardous weather protocol for Black Bayou Bridge and Grand Lake Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces if conditions become too hazardous to operate the Black Bayou Bridge and Grand Lake Bridge, DOTD will follow the US Coast Guard approved protocol for moveable bridges on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Black Bayou and Grand Lake Bridges will remain in service for vehicle and marine traffic as long as it is safe to operate. If conditions become too hazardous to operate, the Black Bayou Bridge will remain open to motorists, and the Grand Lake Bridge will remain closed to motorists. Conditions are deemed too hazardous when 39 MPH sustained winds are detected.

Motorists are advised the following moveable brides: Superior Canal, Mermentau River/Grand Chenier, ICWW/Ellender, and Kelso Bayou/Hackberry will remain in service until sustained wind speeds reach 39 MPH.

DOTD will continue to monitor weather conditions and will announce if this protocol becomes necessary.

For up-to-date information on the ferries, road closures and other incidents, check http://www.511la.org before you travel.