OPEN TO TRAFFIC: LA 530 bridge over Black Bayou in Caddo Parish
Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 1:25:40 PM

OPEN TO TRAFFIC: LA 530 bridge over Black Bayou in Caddo Parish


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that the LA 530 bridge over Black Bayou in north Caddo Parish is now fully OPEN to traffic following a bridge replacement project.

The $3.5 million project included the removal of the original 92-year-old structure and replacement with a new concrete bridge, which is located between LA 538 and I-49 near Oil City.

The new bridge and roadway approaches were also raised to match the elevation of the levee. The purpose of raising these was to address sharp differences in elevation, providing an improved driving experience by reducing the number of vertical curves.

As always, DOTD appreciates the traveling public’s patience throughout this process, as bridge replacements are often heavily dependent on weather conditions that can impact water levels.

DOTD urges everyone to drive safely and responsibly.

Additional information:

Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-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
erin.buchanan@la.gov

LA 530 bridge over Black Bayou in north Caddo Parish is open to traffic following a replacement project.



DOTD joined Rep. Danny McCormick (R-District 1) and local elected officials for a ribbon cutting

to officially open the LA 530 bridge near Oil City in north Caddo Parish.