** BRIDGE & RAMP CLOSURE** I-49 (Southbound) over US 167; Rapides Parish
Monday, May 15, 2023 at 8:35:15 AM
I-49 (Southbound), Rapides Parish
Milepost 85.280, Bridge # 084004550530098
Control Section 455-05
Recall 080244

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting, Bridge # 084004550530098 on I-49 (Southbound) over I-49, US 167, AND RAMPS will be closed to all traffic for bridge inspections. The bridge is Ramp D-7 at Exit 84 that carries traffic from I-49 Southbound to US 167 Northbound (Pineville Expressway) and is located at the I-49 / US 167 INTERCHANGE.

Permit/Detour section
The road will be closed to all traffic while the inspection is being performed by LA DOTD personnel.
I-49 Southbound traffic will detour at Exit 90/LA 498 Westbound to LA 1 Southbound to US 71/165 Northbound to US 167 (Pineville Expressway).

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 Contacts
Mr. Rylan Sharbono
Bridge Engineer Intern
Office: (318) 561-5126
Email: rylan.sharbono@la.gov

Mr. Lance Broom, P.E.
Bridge Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5184
Email: lance.broom@la.gov

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 2
Alexandria District
Phone: (318) 549-8402