DOTD to close westbound lane of La. 511 Jimmie Davis Bridge for routine bridge inspection
Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:10:00 AM

BOSSIER CITY, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the westbound lane of the La. 511, Jimmie Davis Bridge, will be closed on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day to allow crews to perform a routine bridge inspection.


Motorists will be detoured from the Jimmie Davis Highway onto the A.R. Teague Parkway. Motorists will utilize the Shreveport Barksdale Bridge (La. 3032) to cross the Red River into Shreveport.   


This closure will allow eastbound vehicles 12 feet wide or smaller to cross the Jimmie Davis Bridge.


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.


For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).