Bundick Lake drawdown structure to be opened, starting Friday, October 7, 2022, for gate replacement and various repairs – Beauregard Parish
Thursday, October 06, 2022 at 5:46:28 PM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has requested the Bundick Lake drawdown structure to be opened on Friday, October 7, 2022, to allow for replacement of the drawdown gate and hurricane-related repairs.

The gate is expected to remain open through the Spring of 2023.

Opening the gate is necessary for crews to work on safety buoys/signage at the spillway and repairs at the drawdown structure. Some hurricane-related damage to the rails at the outfall of the drawdown structure will be repaired.

The project will require drawdown of the lake to begin October 7, 2022, until reaching an elevation of 79.25’. A 90-day drawdown will then be maintained for Phase 1 of the construction.

Once Phase 1 is complete, the structure will be closed to allow for return to pool stage. Phase 2 can be completed without drawdown.

The project is scheduled to take a year to complete.

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Customer Service Center at 877-452-3683 (1-877-4LA-DOTD) or by emailing dotdcs@la.gov.

Additional information:
Call 511, visit www.511la.org, 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 www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.