**BRIDGE RE-OPENED** Jackson Street Bridge; Alexandria, Rapides Parish
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 12:01:31 PM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises the public that the Jackson Street Bridge is now OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC.


January 15, 2024

**Bridge Closure Due to Weather**
** Jackson Street Bridge; Hwy 165
Alexandria, Rapides Parish;

Bridge #08400150100111;
Control Section 015-01**

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the Jackson Street Bridge over the Red River is closed effective immediately to inclement weather conditions to vehicle traffic and marine traffic.

Safety Reminder
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions and stay off the roads whenever possible. Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. Always allow for extra driving time, reduce speeds when visibility is low, and make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles. Also, look out for black ice - a thin, transparent layer of ice accumulation that can be visually hard to detect on bridges, overpasses, off-ramps and in shady spots. As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.

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 www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Parish Contact(s):
Mr. Marcus Connella, M.S., P.E.
Area Engineer for Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes
Office: (318) 561-5109
Email: marcus.connella@la.gov

Mr. Brent Ray
Rapides Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Office: (318) 561-5192
Email: brent.ray@la.gov

Media Contact
Mrs. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 3
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
Email: erin.buchanan@la.gov