Section Line Road Bridge; Vernon Parish; H.006339
Monday, September 14, 2020 at 2:46:21 PM
September 14, 2020

Section Line Road Bridge
Off-System Highway Bridge Program
Vernon Parish
S.P. H.006339

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the Section Line Road Bridge Replacement Project on Monday, September 21, 2020 and will continue for approximately (6) six months. This bridge replacement project is located on Section Line Road over Bayou Castor, which is approximately 1.7 miles west of the intersection with US 171 and 0.8 miles east of the intersection with LA 1211. This 0.167 mile long bridge replacement project will receive clearing and grubbing, removal of bridge, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, asphalt concrete pavement, concrete slab span bridge, precast concrete piles and related work.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Merrick, LLC in the amount of $1,168,095.83.

Permit/Detour Section
The contractor will begin clearing and grubbing on Monday, September 21, 2020. The roadway will remain open to all local and through traffic for the duration of the project with the current width and weight restrictions on the existing bridge.

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Randall Duffey, LA DOTD Project Engineer
Sabine and Vernon Parishes
Phone: (337) 238-6406

Media Contact
Erin B Mills, Public Information Officer
Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402