UPDATE - EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURES: LA 9 overpass & I-20 eastbound, Bienville Parish
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3:48:57 PM

UPDATE - EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURES: LA 9 overpass & I-20 eastbound, Bienville Parish

UPDATE (3/31/2021 4:00pm): DOTD advises motorists that the LA 9 overpass near Arcadia in Bienville Parish has been REOPENED. Please travel safely.

UPDATE: (3/31/2021 7:00am)
: I-20 eastbound at Exit 67 near Arcadia has been REOPENED. The LA 9 overpass remains closed at this time. DOTD will issue an update when the bridge has been reopened.

Original notification:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that, effective immediately, the LA 9 overpass over I-20, as well as BOTH eastbound lanes of I-20 near Arcadia in Bienville Parish are closed.

This closure is due to emergency repairs that are necessary on the LA 9 overpass bridge deck.

I-20 eastbound will be reopened when the concrete patching is complete, although the LA 9 overpass will need to be closed overnight to allow for concrete curing.

Please be prepared for delays and congestion during the closure of I-20 eastbound, as DOTD crews work to repair the overpass. As always, we appreciate the public's patience.

Alternate route: I-20 eastbound traffic is being diverted off at Exit 67 (LA 9) and back on again at the interchange on-ramp.

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, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app 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