Bridge Closure; Gillis William Long Bridge (Jackson St. Bridge): US 165 B; Alexandria, Rapides Parish
Monday, August 07, 2023 at 1:12:13 PM

** LA 1208-3 (Jackson St. Bridge) **
Hwy 165 Business;
Alexandria, Rapides Parish;

NBI Structure # 08400150100111;
Control Section 015-01**

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, the Gillis William Long Bridge (often referred to as the Jackson St. Bridge) will be closed to all traffic, from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM, weather permitting. The closure is to replace the traffic control arms for raising and lowering the bridge.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
Call 511, visit, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Project Contact
Mr. Casey Whitcher, P.E.
Engineer 6
Office: (318) 561-5159

Media Contact
Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
LA Dept. of Transportation & Development
Bossier City, LA
Office: (318) 549-8402
Mobile: (318) 347-2076