*BRIDGE CLOSURE* I-49 (Northbound) Ramp F-7 - Exit 86; Rapides Parish
Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 4:29:07 PM
I-49 (Northbound), Rapides Parish
Milepost 86.985, Bridge # 084004550531537
Control Section 455-05
Recall 080229

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, weather permitting, Bridge # 084004550531537 on I-49 (Northbound) over I-49, US 71, AND RAMPS will be closed to all traffic for routine bridge inspections. The bridge is Ramp F-7 at Exit 86, that carries traffic from I-49 to US 71/165 Southbound (MacArthur Dr) and is located at the I-49 AND US 71/165 INTERCHANGE.

Permit/Detour section
The road will be closed to all traffic while the inspection is being performed by LA DOTD personnel. Traffic will be detour by continuing North on I-49 to exit 90/ LA 498 Westbound to LA 1 Southbound to US 71/165 (MacArthur Dr).

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution around the construction sites 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 www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Charlie Franklin, P.E.
Bridge Inspection
Office: (318) 561-5128
Email: charlie.franklin@la.gov

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer 2
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402