*BRIDGE LANE CLOSURE* US 71 over Union Pacific Railroad; Avoyelles Parish
Monday, April 29, 2024 at 2:46:21 PM
US 71, Avoyelles Parish
Control Section 008-07
Logmile 10.021, Milepost 37.311
Bridge # 080500080710211
Recall 036042


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting, Bridge #080500080710211 on US 71 over UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD will be reduced to one lane for routine bridge inspection. The bridge is located 0.82 miles North of South Junction with LA 1177, near Bunkie, LA.

Permit/Detour section
No detour will be needed as one lane will be open at all times. Please no wide loads.

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

Additional Information
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 on 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 Web site at www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Mr. Rylan Sharbono
Bridge Engineer Intern
Office: (318) 561-5126
Email: rylan.sharbono@la.gov

Mr. Lance Broom, P.E.
Bridge Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5184
Email: lance.broom@la.gov

Media Contact
Mrs. Erin Buchanan-Mills
Public Information Officer 2
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
erin.buchanan@la.gov