UPDATE - Road closure due to train derailment: US 80 near Ada, Bienville Parish
Monday, April 08, 2024 at 1:39:39 PM

UPDATE - Road closure due to train derailment: US 80 near Ada, Bienville Parish

(UPDATE 4/8/2024): DOTD advises motorists that US 80 remains closed at this location due to a train derailment that occurred on March 29, 2024.

The railroad company is continuing clean-up operations in the area. DOTD will issue another update when the roadway has been reopened.

(Original notification 3/29/2024):

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 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.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the specified location. All vehicles will need to detour.

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