ROAD CLOSURE: River Colony Drive under Texas St. Bridge, Bossier Parish
Monday, August 19, 2019 at 8:46:36 AM

ROAD CLOSURE: River Colony Drive under Texas St. Bridge, Bossier Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 River Colony Drive (entrance into the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City) will be closed to allow for painting and repair to the Texas Street Bridge (US 80).

The work is scheduled to take place from 4:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day on Tuesday, August 20th, Wednesday, August 21st, and Thursday, August 22nd.

The Louisiana Boardwalk may still be accessed using Colquitt Street or Spears Street during the closure.

This work is part of a $15.5 million rehabilitation project on the Texas Street Bridge, which services approximately 12,000 vehicles per day over the Red River, and is a major connector between downtown Shreveport and Bossier City.

Included in the project are repairs to the bridge deck, steel structure, and pedestrian walkway. The bridge, built in 1934, is also being sandblasted and painted. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late Spring/early Summer 2020, with progress dependent on weather conditions.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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.

Call 511 or visit for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-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