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Hwy 106 Bridge to close

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM, weather permitting, the Bayou Boeuf Bridge located on LA 106 will be closed. The closure is needed for bridge replacement. Construction is expected to be completed by September 19, 2021.

This contract was awarded to TL Hawk Construction Company in the amount of $2,006,291.25.

Permit/Detour Section
The roadway will be close to traffic for the duration of the bridge construction. The detour will be as follows:

East bound traffic will travel to I-49 and proceed North on I-49 to Exit 53, LA 115, travel North on LA 115 to the intersection of LA 1176, proceed East along LA 1176 to the intersection of LA 29, proceed South to the intersection of LA 106.

West bound traffic will travel to the intersection of LA 29 and proceed North on LA 29 to the intersection of LA 1176 proceed West on LA 1176 to the intersection of LA 115, travel South on LA 115 to I-49, then travel South on I-49 to Exit 46, LA 106.

The detour route will be identified with proper markings for the general public. All emergency agencies will be notified of the road closure.

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.

Additional Information
Travelers can find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Shreveport_Traf), (@Alex_Traffic), (@Monroe_Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @

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