DOTD announces emergency closure of LA 413 Bayou Chenal Bridge in Point Coupee Parish
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 7:44:59 PM
Point Coupee Parish - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the LA 413 Bayou Chenal Bridge in Point Coupee Parish will remain closed for thru traffic. The bridge was immediately closed on Thursday, March 31, following a bridge inspection that revealed multiple deficiencies. This closure will remain in effect until repairs can be made.

Motorists traveling on LA 416 and LA 414 can cross over Bayou Chenal on LA 983.

The LA 413 bridge is part of a project that is scheduled to go to bid in May that will replace both the Bayou Chenal Bridge and Bayou Discharge Bridge. This project is anticipated to begin Fall 2022, weather permitting.

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

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 for 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 website at