REVISION: DOTD reminds motorists not to drive around barricades
Monday, May 24, 2021 at 12:11:25 PM
**Revised to Old Perkins Road, not U.S. 61**

Baton Rouge-
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Developmentsreminds motorists that the Bayou Manchac Bridge along Old Perkins Road in East Baton Rouge Parish remains closed due to high water. This bridge will remain closed until crews can inspect the structural integrity, which cannot be completed until the water recedes below the bridge deck.

At this time, barricades remain at the entrance of the bridge. DOTD would like to remind motorists that it is unlawful to drive around a road closed barricade for any reason. This is dangerous for both motorists and the DOTD workers who are on the streets trying to clear the roadways.

Theses barricades are put in place to protect motorists from dangerous situations on the road, whether that be debris, high water, etc… DOTD appreciates your patience as crews work diligently to get the roads back open.

Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to traveling by using the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:

• Motorists can check or dial 511 to remain up-to-date on the latest closures. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
• Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.