Traffic shift scheduled for LA 12 bridge near Texas state line in Calcasieu Parish
Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 3:53:37 PM
CALCASIEU PARISH, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that motorists can expect a traffic shift on La. 12 at the Washout Slough Bridge near the Texas state line beginning Wednesday, March 23.

On Wednesday, traffic on the Washout Slough Bridge will shift to the newly constructed detour route. The traffic shift will occur in two phases. During the morning, eastbound traffic will move to the detour route. Westbound traffic will shift to the detour route by that evening. This will allow the contractor to move traffic safely and place all necessary barriers. Once all traffic is shifted, the existing bridge will close for replacement.

Work continues on the construction of the detour routes for the Mud Lake, Hursey Slough, and Ashworth Slough Bridges near Starks.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in early 2023. All dates and activity are weather dependent.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with extreme caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Call 511, visit, 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, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.