UPDATE – REOPENED: LA 518 bridges near Athens, Claiborne Parish
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2:54:18 PM

UPDATE – REOPENED: LA 518 bridges near Athens, Claiborne Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that, effective immediately, the LA 518 bridges that were recently under construction are now OPEN to traffic.

These bridges are located east of LA 9 near the Village of Athens in Claiborne Parish. (see included map)

The two bridges located on LA 518 were removed and replaced with modern concrete structures as part of the $5.7 million project. Another off-system bridge located on a parish-owned roadway (Keen Road) that is also being replaced as part of this project is not yet back open to traffic.

DOTD will issue a notification when Keen Road has been officially reopened.

DOTD sincerely appreciates the patience of the communities that use these structures while this work was underway.

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

Alternate Route: N/A

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

Map indicates location of bridges replaced on LA 518 near Athens in Claiborne Parish.