PROJECT UPDATE: LA 521 bridge replacement project, Claiborne Parish
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 9:17:00 AM

PROJECT UPDATE: LA 521 bridge replacement project, Claiborne Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Monday, June 3, 2024, the second of three bridges on LA 521 in Claiborne Parish will close as part of an ongoing project to replace three structures on this route.

The bridge over Indian Creek will close for removal and replacement, which will take approximately 5 months, weather permitting.

The closure for this bridge replacement is located between LA 2 Alternate and LA 615, about 3 miles north of Dykesville.

The other two bridges are over Little Indian Creek (currently under construction), and Sand Creek drain (see included maps for specific locations).

The entire project (all three bridges) is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2025, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that can impact construction timelines.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the specified location. All vehicles will need to utilize an alternate route.

Alternate Route: Motorists will be detoured via US 79 from LA 615 and LA 2 Alternate, and back to the existing detour.

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, 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, 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

LA 521 bridge over Indian Creek in Claiborne Parish

LA 521 bridge over Little Indian Creek in Claiborne Parish

LA 521 over Sand Creek drain in Claiborne Parish