UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 121: Calcasieu River Bridge; Hineston, Rapides Parish
Tuesday, April 09, 2024 at 1:22:15 PM
LA 121: Calcasieu River Bridge, Rapides Parish

**UPDATE: DOTD advises motorists that these repairs are complete and these bridges have been REOPENED. We appreciate your patience while this work was underway.**

Original notification (3/14/2024):

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work to repair the three (3) existing bridges over the Calcasieu River on LA 121 near Hineston will begin on Monday, March 25, 2024. These repairs are necessary to keep the existing bridges in service until the new bridges are completed. This will require the roadway to be closed to all traffic. The duration of this closure is expected to be three (3) weeks.

Permit/Detour Section

The contractor will begin repairs on Monday, March 25, 2024.
Westbound traffic will be detoured to LA 465, to LA 489, and back to LA 121.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured to LA 489, to LA 465, and back to LA 121.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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.

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

Project Contact
Randall Duffey
LA DOTD Project Engineer
Office: 337-238-6407
Email: Randall.Duffey@la.gov