UPDATE: DOTD announces emergency closure of LA 431 bridge over Black Bayou
Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:38:00 AM
**UPDATE: The LA 431 bridge over Black Bayou is now open for thru traffic.**

Ascension Parish
- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the LA 431 bridge over Black Bayou in St. Amant will remain closed for thru traffic. The bridge was immediately closed on Sunday, June 26, due to a sinkhole that formed on the abutment of the bridge.

Bridge inspectors will be evaluating the damage more extensively to determine the extent of the repairs. A timeline will be provided once this has been evaluated.

Commuters may detour LA 935 to LA 22 then travel LA 429.

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 www.511la.org.