**UPDATE** Bridge Closure; H. Strange Road Bridge Over Indian Creek; Rapides Parish; H.011526
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:56:58 PM


Due to recent weather, the start date for this project has been changed to Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.


**Bridge Closure; H. Strange Road Bridge Over Indian Creek; Rapides Parish; Concrete Slab Span Bridge**

Structure Number: 084000000080014; SPN: H.011526

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting, H. Strange Road will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will start approximately 2 miles (at bridge) from the intersection of LA 112 and I-49. This closure is needed to replace an existing wooden bridge with a new concrete slab span bridge. This is an off system bridge project for the Rapides Parish Police Jury that was awarded to Merrick Construction, LLC in the amount of $1,819,991.20. This closure is expected to last approximately 3 months.

Permit/Detour section
There are no detours at this time associated with this road closures.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Mr. Steve Buskie, P.E.
Rapides Parish Project Engineer
Office: (318) 487-5719

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402