UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 169 bridge over Walnut Bayou, Caddo Parish
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 7:45:18 PM

UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 169 bridge over Walnut Bayou, Caddo Parish

UPDATE (12/20/2020): This work is complete and this bridge has been REOPENED. Please travel safely.

Original notification:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that on Sunday, December 20, 2020, the LA 169 bridge over Walnut Bayou in north Caddo Parish will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. for bridge repair.

This bridge is located 0.8 miles east of LA 538, near the town of Mooringsport.

This road closure is scheduled to last one (1) day. These repairs are necessary to keep the bridge in service and avoid a potential closure for an extended period of time.

DOTD maintains over 7,700 fixed bridges on state highways, in addition to inspecting more than 5,000 bridges that are located on locally owned (city/parish) routes.

The state highway system also includes 98 movable bridges, with inspections performed on another 43 movable structures located on locally owned roads.

Alternate Route: This is a total road closure at this location. ALL vehicles are required to use alternate routes.

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

This work will be performed 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
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402

Map indicates location of LA 169 bridge over Walnut Bayou near Mooringsport in Caddo Parish.