LA 1176: Bayou Boeuf Bridge; Avoyelles Parish; H.007873; Detour
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 11:19:42 AM
December 28, 2021

LA 1176
Bayou Boeuf and Turner Canal Bridges
Avoyelles Parish

S.P. No. H.007873
Control Section: 805-09

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 the Bayou Boeuf Bridge on LA 1176 will be closed to all traffic.

This 0.35 mile construction project consists of clearing and grubbing, removal of timber bridges, grading, drainage structures, asphalt concrete pavement, precast concrete piles, concrete slab bridges, and related work. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2022.

This contract was awarded to Diamond B Construction, LLC in the amount of $2,835,736.86.

Permit/Detour section
The roadway will be close to all traffic for the duration of the bridge construction. The detour will be as follows:

East bound traffic will travel west on LA 1176 to the intersection of LA 29 and proceed north on LA 29 to the intersection of US 71 at Bunkie, and proceed south on US 71 to LA 1176.

West bound traffic will travel east on LA 1176 to the intersection of US 71 and proceed north on US 71 to the intersection of LA 29 at Bunkie, proceed south on LA 29 to LA 1176.

The detour route will be identified with proper markings for the general public. All emergency agencies will be notified of the bridge closure.

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. Justin Moreau, P.E.
Avoyelles Parish, Project Engineer
Office: 318-346-4582

Media Contact
Mrs. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 3
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Office: (318) 549-8402