BRIDGE CLOSURE: Grand Ecore Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that on Saturday, May 15, 2021 and Sunday, May 16, 2021, the Grand Ecore Bridge over the Red River on LA 6 in Natchitoches Parish will be closed.

This closure is scheduled to take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, and is necessary to allow for a topographical survey to be conducted.

This bridge is located 2.3 miles north of the LA 6 at LA 6 Business (Washington Street) intersection north of the Natchitoches city limits.

Alternate route: There will be no marked detour. Alternative Red River crossings are located at Coushatta to the north of Natchitoches and Boyce to the south of Natchitoches. Motorists are advised to plan their trips accordingly.

Restrictions/Permits: Total bridge closure. All vehicles must detour.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Additional information:

Visit or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

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