BRIDGE CLOSURE: LA 521 replacement project, Claiborne Parish
Monday, March 11, 2024 at 4:02:52 PM

BRIDGE CLOSURE: LA 521 replacement project, Claiborne Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is investing in the replacement of three rural bridges along LA 521 in west Claiborne Parish.

The $6 million project is set to begin on Monday, March 18, 2024, with the closure of the LA 521 over Little Indian Creek to allow the contractor, Specialty Trackhoe and Dozier Service, Inc., to begin the process of removing the existing structure.

The other two bridges include LA 521 over Sand Creek drain and Indian Creek (see included maps for specific locations).

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2025, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that can impact construction timelines.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the specified location. All vehicles will need to utilize an alternate route.

Alternate Route: LA 2 on the south side of the closure, and LA 615 on the north side of the closure.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

Safety reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

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.

Contact Information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402

LA 521 bridge over Indian Creek in Claiborne Parish

LA 521 bridge over Little Indian Creek in Claiborne Parish

LA 521 bridge over Sand Creek drain in Claiborne Parish