DOTD announces closure of Mississippi River Bridge on U.S. 84 at Vidalia
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:50:17 PM

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Mississippi River Bridge at Vidalia, U.S. 84, has been closed by the Mississippi Department of Transportation due to icing.


The detour route will be U.S. 65 to I-20 to Mississippi U.S. 61.


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 about 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


Additionally, motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.