Palmer Chapel Bridge Over Wiggins Bayou; Pineville, Rapides Parish; H.011526
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12:22:03 PM

**Palmer Chapel Bridge Over Wiggins Bayou; Pineville, Rapides Parish; **
SPN: H.011526; Concrete Slab Span Bridge;
Structure Number 084000000080015; Recall No.: 600403.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:00 am, weather permitting, Palmer Chapel Road will be closed to thru traffic. The road closure will start approximately 1 mile from the intersection of LA 107. This closure is needed to remove two (2) tank cars and replace with a concrete slab span bridge. This is an off system bridge project for the Rapides Parish Highway Department 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 these lane closures.
NOTE: There will be a no width restriction associated with these lane 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 Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ 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