DOTD stands ready as Red River nears crest
Friday, June 05, 2015 at 12:43:38 PM
BOSSIER CITY, La. – Crews from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development stand ready as the Red River nears its crest and may cause additional flooding around the area. Closure and high water signs have been pre-staged around the area and crews are ready to close flooded roadways as necessary.

State and local officials caution motorists to pay close attention to signs indicating road closures and high water and should also avoid driving into standing or running water.

At this time, the following road are closed:

Bossier Parish
• La. 537 north of Stillhouse Bayou
• La. 537 east end from 3.6 miles west of La. 3 to 4.9 miles west of La. 3

Caddo Parish
• La. 3049 from La. 538 to one mile north of the I-220 underpass
• La. 511 ramps to Clyde Fant Parkway

Natchitoches Parish
• La. 120 – from I-49 west toward Flora, approximately 1.5 miles of La. 120
• La. 478 – from Flora north, approximately 0.8 miles of La. 478

Additionally, DOTD is continuing to monitor the following roadways:
Bossier Parish
• La. 511 near Jimmie Davis Bridge
• U.S. 71 in South Bossier
• La. 154/La. 157
• La. 515

Caddo Parish
• La. 2, north end near Miller’s Bluff
• La. 173
• La. 3194 Martin Luther King Blvd
• La. 1 South

Red River Parish
• La. 1 South
• La. 515
• La. 480

Natchitoches Parish
• La. 1226

Rapides Parish
• La. 1203

Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to beginning commutes by utilizing the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
  • Way to Geaux smartphone application: The app can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.
The Motorist Assistance Patrol is available for those stranded and in need of assistance 7 days a week; 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Motorist Assistance Patrol is on standby to extend their patrol hours in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. If you become stranded and need assistance from the Motorist Assistance Patrol, contact your local law enforcement. In an emergency situation, dial 911.

As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.