UPDATE: Open to marine traffic ONLY; Grosse Tete drawbridge on LA 77 in Iberville Parish closed until further notice
Friday, June 07, 2024 at 6:45:28 AM
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is notifying motorists that the drawbridge along LA 77 between Grosse Tete and Plaquemine in Iberville Parish is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. The bridge was damaged from a vessel on the Port Allen Lock on June 6, 2024, at approximately 5:30 am and will remain closed until further notice. The Port Allen Lock is open to marine traffic.

Motorists should use an alternate route to bypass the closure.

Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to beginning their commutes by utilizing the following resources:
  • 511 traveler information: Travelers can find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 traveler information website at www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Motorists can also download the Louisiana 511 mobile app.
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD here. Travelers can also visit the DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov.
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and X pages.