One Lane Bridge Closure: US 71 over Saline Bayou on May 9

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, May 9 from 8 AM to 4 PM, weather permitting, Bridge # 083500090500001 on US 71 over Saline Bayou will be reduced to one lane for routine bridge inspection. The bridge is located .7 MI. N OF INT LA 477.

Permit/Detour section
No detour will be needed as one lane will be open at all times.

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 Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ the DOTD Facebook page.