Construction Kick-off meeting for Jimmie Davis Bridge
Friday, April 19, 2024 at 3:03:30 PM
BOSSIER CITY – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is preparing to kick off construction on the new Jimmie Davis Bridge over the Red River in Bossier and Caddo Parishes, and is holding a community meeting to provide details related to the project.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in an open-house style, with attendees free to come and go during the allotted time frame. Details are as follows:

Thursday, April 25, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Barksdale Baptist Church
1714 Jimmie Davis Highway
Bossier City, LA 71112


The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to ask questions, and for the project team to provide information regarding start dates, necessary detour routes and maps, and construction phasing timelines.

While the existing Jimmie Davis Bridge will remain open to traffic, construction on the new $361 million four-lane structure will require certain lane/road closures, alternate routes, and adjustments to current traffic flow in order to allow work to proceed.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to understand how the project may impact their commutes and other routine travels, as well as to meet members of the project team.

Project information can also be accessed on the project webpage, where updates to construction and other relevant materials will be posted.

Should you require special assistance due to a disability to participate in this public meeting, please contact LADOTD by mail at the address shown below, or by telephone at (225) 242-4512, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

LADOTD, Environmental Section 28
P.O. Box 94245
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9245