DOTD announces Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is now open to traffic
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:28:15 PM
Lafayette, LA - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in the east and westbound directions is now open to traffic.

The bridge was temporarily closed due to winter weather impacts.

If travel is essential, DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions especially while traveling over bridges and elevated roadways and stay off the roads whenever possible.

For the most up-to-date road status information, DOTD offers motorists various resources:

511 Traveler Information: Travelers can find information regarding road closures by downloading the Louisiana 511 mobile app or by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at . This website is updated in real time with changing road conditions.

MyDOTD: Motorists can receive up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at

Social Media: Find DOTD on social media for updates and information. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.