LANE CLOSURE: US 71 over Saline Bayou

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Thursday, Sept. 24 Bridge# 009-05-000-1 on US 71 over Saline Bayou will be reduced to one lane for routine inspection from 9 AM – 3 PM. The bridge is on US 71 over Saline Bayou and is located 0.82 miles north of the US 71/LA 477 intersection at the Natchitoches/Winn Parish line.

Permit/Detour section
No detour is required. One 12-foot lane with flagmen will be maintained.

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