DOTD to hold public meeting for the Jackson Street Bridge project in Rapides Parish
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 3:50:00 PM

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Today, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that it will conduct an open-house style public meeting to provide information on the upcoming Jackson Street Bridge project located on U.S. 165-B in Rapides Parish.


The meeting will be held Thursday, August 22, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Alexandria City Hall located at 915 3rd Street.


Representatives from DOTD and the local governments will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions on the project. Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive information on other projects in Rapides Parish.


The Jackson Street Bridge rehabilitation is a $5.4 million project that involves mechanical and electrical rehabilitation and structural deck repairs to the bridge over the Red River. Work such as widening sidewalks and installing handrails will also be performed to make the bridge ADA compliant. Work on the project will begin in September 2013 and finish in winter 2013.    

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 and 13,000 bridges, 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).