UPDATE - Railroad crossings to be closed in Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:08:35 AM

UPDATE - Railroad crossings to be closed in Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish

PLEASE SEE UPDATED TIMES BELOW: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that on Monday, August 23, 2021, the Union Pacific 4014 Steam Engine will be making a stop in Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish.

As a result of this visit, the railroad crossing at East Oak Street, LA 115 (Church Street), and East Pine Street will be blocked from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. *Please note that these times are subject to change based on the rail schedule.*

Additional communication will be issued in the event there are adjustments to the railroad crossing closures and/or times.

Alternate route: US 71 truck traffic should detour to LA 3170 to LA 1. Truck traffic east of Bunkie should detour north on LA 115 to LA 114 to LA 1.

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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 www.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