DOTD announces project to replace four bridges on LA 160, including Dorcheat Bayou Bridge, in Webster Parish
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 1:57:51 PM

DOTD announces project to replace four bridges on LA 160, including Dorcheat Bayou Bridge, in Webster Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to replace four bridges in Webster Parish, including the Dorcheat Bayou bridge on LA 160 that has been closed since June 2021.

This $9.3 million project was awarded to W.L. Bass Construction Inc., and is set to begin in early October 2022. Work will start off with clearing and grubbing at the site of the Dorcheat Bayou bridge on LA 160, the largest of the four structures.

The contractor will then begin the removal of the existing closed bridge, which is located approximately 1.6 miles west of the intersection with LA 3008.

Other work associated with these bridge replacements includes grading, drainage structures, pavement patching, roadway base, and asphalt overlay.

Once the first bridge is replaced, the contractor will mobilize to begin removal and replacement of the other three smaller bridges, also located along LA 160.

The entire project (removal and replacement of all four bridges) is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2024. Construction progress is always dependent on weather conditions and numerous other factors.

Motorists are currently detouring using US 371, LA 2, and LA 159.

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

Map indicates location of Dorcheat Bayou Bridge, included in this

bridge replacement project along LA 160 in Webster Parish.