UPDATE: LA 577 over I-20 (Waverly Exit), Madison Parish
Monday, April 17, 2023 at 3:41:42 PM

UPDATE: LA 577 over I-20 (Waverly Exit), Madison Parish

(UPDATE 4/17/2023): DOTD advises motorists that the LA 577 overpass (Waverly Exit) over I-20 in Madison Parish has been REOPENED with one lane of traffic in each direction. Traffic flow will be controlled by a temporary traffic signal.

Interim repairs have been complete, with a larger repair project scheduled at a later date. The overpass was damaged when it was struck in November 2022.

(Original notification November 2022):

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that, effective immediately, the LA 577 bridge over I-20 (Waverly Exit) in Madison Parish is CLOSED after being struck by an over height vehicle.

DOTD crews are currently assessing the damage to the bridge.

At this time, there is no estimated time frame on reopening the bridge. DOTD will issue additional information when it becomes available.

Alternate Route: Total bridge closure on LA 577 at I-20. All vehicles will need to detour.

Permits/Restrictions: Total bridge closure.

This work will be performed 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, 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