UPDATE - US 80 overpass replacement at I-20 in Ouachita Parish
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:18:17 PM

UPDATE - US 80 overpass replacement at I-20 in Ouachita Parish

UPDATE (1/15/2021): DOTD advises motorists that on Friday, January 15, 2021, the outside eastbound lane of I-20 at the location of the US 80 overpass in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish will be closed from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 16th.

Traffic will be diverted to the inside eastbound lane to allow the contractor to continue work on the US 80 overpass replacement project. The demolition of the old overpass is complete, and work is progressing on the project.

UPDATE (12/3/2020):
DOTD advises motorists that this road closure has been RESCHEDULED to begin on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Please see below original notification for additional information about the project.

Orginial notification (11/24/2020):

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to replace the US 80 overpass at I-20 in Calhoun in west Ouachita Parish.

The $9.7 million project includes the removal and replacement of the existing 60-year-old bridge.

In order for the roadway approaches and foundation for the new bridge to be constructed, US 80 at I-20 will need to be closed beginning on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This full road closure is anticipated to last approximately 9 months.

The new bridge deck will be built nearby off site and moved into place. This will expedite the replacement process.

To lessen the impact to traffic on I-20, any intermittent lane closures that will be necessary on the interstate are restricted to nighttime and/or weekend only. Those lane closures will be communicated via the MyDOTD system.

The US 80 overpass is located at Exit 103 on I-20.

Detour signage will be in place, directing motorists to utilize LA 151 (I-20 Exit 101) and LA 546 (I-20 Exit 108) in order to access US 80.

The entire project is expected to be complete in Fall 2021, weather permitting.

Safety reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

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 wwwsp.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact information:

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

Map indicates location of US 80 overpass replacement project at I-20 in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish.