Fort Buhlow Bridge Project Update
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 4:28:17 PM

The Fort Buhlow Project has progressed very well over the past month due to great weather conditions. Work on the bents, the supports of the new bridge, has begun on the Alexandria side of the project. A cofferdam has been installed in order to pump water out of the river to allow our crews access to portions of the construction site that would normally be under water.


On the Pineville side of the project, the contractor has made preparations to begin construction. Crews have begun clearing right-of-way and removing existing structures to allow for installation of the new roadway.


Currently the contractor is ahead of schedule and hopes to continue as we head into the summer months.


For questions or to sign up to receive periodic e-mail updates about the project, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or by e-mail at The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Learn more about the project by visiting the project’s Web page at Click on "Projects" from the "Programs & Projects" section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the "Fort Buhlow Bridge Project" link.

You can also follow the Fort Buhlow Bridge Replacement Project on Facebook. Once you open a Facebook account, project information can be accessed by entering "Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development" or "Fort Buhlow Bridge Replacement Project" into the search field.