INTERSTATE CLOSURE: I-20 eastbound & westbound in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish
Friday, July 23, 2021 at 2:02:38 PM

INTERSTATE CLOSURE: I-20 eastbound & westbound in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Friday, August 6, 2021, I-20 eastbound and westbound at mile marker 103 near the village of Calhoun in Ouachita Parish will be closed.

This interstate closure is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m., and is necessary to move the newly constructed US 80 bridge span into place as part of the ongoing $9.7 million overpass replacement project.

This closure is anticipated to last approximately 24 hours, though the closure could be extended into Sunday based on the progression of work.

I-20 through traffic will be diverted around the work zone using the on and off-ramp lanes. There will be no entry or exit onto I-20 at this location.

During this closure, there will be no access to US 80 or Golson Road from I-20 or vice versa. There is no alternate route established for this closure, and motorists should be prepared for possible delays.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late 2021, 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 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, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Monroe District
(318) 549-8402

Map indicates location of full closure on I-20 at Exit 103 near Calhoun, Ouachita Parish.