UPDATE - REOPENED: US 80 near Ada in Bienville Parish
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 10:36:55 AM

UPDATE - REOPENED: US 80 near Ada in Bienville Parish

(UPDATE 9/20/2023): DOTD advises motorists that US 80 in Ada, Bienville Parish has been REOPENED following a train derailment that occurred on September 1st.

One lane is closed near the derailment site but through traffic can now travel on US 80. Please be cautious of railroad crews and equipment that may still be accessing the area for continued clean up operations.

(UPDATE 9/6/2023 4:00 p.m.)
: US 80 in Ada remains closed at this time to allow for the continued mobilization and clean-up efforts of the railroad company following a train derailment that occured on Friday, September 1, 2023.

The road closure is anticipated to remain in place for the remainder of the week and possibly into the week of September 11, 2023.

DOTD will issue another update when additional information becomes available.

(Original notification 9/1/2023 7:30 p.m.):

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that, effective immediately, US 80 from Oscar Kilpatrick Road to Martin Road in Ada, Bienville Parish is closed due to a train derailment.

This road closure is necessary in order to allow the railroad company to mobilize equipment in order to begin clean-up operations.

Access to Oscar Kilpatrick Road and Martin Road will be maintained during the closure. At this time, there is no estimated time frame for reopening the roadway.

The train was not carrying hazardous material so no evacuations are necessary, though DOTD urges motorists to drive with caution through the area.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the specified location.

Alternate Route: Eastbound through traffic on US 80 will need to utilize Exit 61 (Gibsland).

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 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