Bridges Near Provencal closed to traffic on Monday, July 23, 2018

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the bridge on LA 120 over Bayou Blue (Structure #08350420703651) located 3.4 miles west of the LA 120/LA 478 intersection in Flora will be closed to all traffic on Monday, July, 23. This closure will last approximately 2 weeks for a new box culvert structure to be installed. Work at this site will be completed prior to 8/13/18, the first day of school for Natchitoches Parish public schools.

The intent of this project is to remove and replace 4 bridges on LA 120 in Natchitoches Parish. Three of the bridges are between I-49 and Provencal, and one is located west of Robeline.

The public is advised to remain alert to construction and detour signs and changing roadway conditions.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, W. E. McDonald & Son, LLC, in the amount of $5,188,195.89. The work associated with this project should take approximately 350 working days to complete.

Permit/Detour Section
Eastbound traffic will be detoured to LA 117 North to LA 6 East to I-49 South to LA 120.

Westbound Traffic will be detoured to I-49 North to LA 6 West to LA 117 South to LA 120.

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
Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information and details.