Weeks Island Bridge Project Update
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 12:55:39 PM


Bayou Patout Bridge work is ongoing, with completion expected in early 2012. The total removal of the old bridge will happen in February/March 2012.


Ongoing Work:


Crews continue to construct the operator’s house as well as the installation of the machinery and electrical equipment. The work on the two end deck-spans and approach slabs continues. Also, the marine fender system is being installed. This fender system will protect the bridge foundation from marine traffic.


Learn more about the job by visiting the project’s Web page at www.dotd.la.gov. Click on “Projects” from the “Programs & Projects” section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and select the “Weeks Island Bridges Project” link.


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


For additional questions or comments, or to sign up to receive e-mail updates, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail dotdcs@la.gov.  The center is open 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.