DOTD announces completion of first of two bridge replacements on LA 4 in Bienville Parish
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:44:17 PM

DOTD announces completion of first of two bridge replacements on LA 4 in Bienville Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that the first bridge replacement is complete as part of the project to replace two rural structures between the villages of Castor and Lucky on LA 4 in Bienville Parish.

The $2.3 million project began in April 2020 with the removal and replacement of the first bridge, located just east of Bob Neal Road over Castor Creek/Bee Branch. That bridge was opened to traffic on Friday, December 18, 2020.

The contractor is scheduled to begin the removal of the second bridge location on Monday, December 28, 2020, also over Castor Creek, which is just west of Haysfield Road.

LA 4 in this location will be closed beginning December 28th to allow for work to begin on the second bridge replacement. Detour signage will continue to be in place to direct motorists around the project.

The replacement of the second bridge is anticipated to be complete in late Spring 2021, with progress always dependent on weather conditions and water levels.

Both bridges were originally built in 1968.

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, visit, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact information:

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

Map indicates location of two bridges on LA 4 that are being replaced as part of this project.