Jackson St. Bridge Closure Continues

JacksonStBridgeSmallJackson Street Bridge; Rapides Parish; Hwy 165-B;
Bridge #08400150100111; Project H.000579; Control Section 015-01

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds the public that the Gillis W. Long Bridge (also known as the Jackson Street Bridge), US 165-B over the Red River, will continue to be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately 60 more days.

The public is advised to use the suggested detours listed below and to avoid the O.K. Allen Bridge, if at all possible, to alleviate congestion on the O.K. Allen Bridge and reduce travel time.

Permit/Detour Section

Alexandria Suggested Detour


Jackson Street (LA 1203-A/ US 165) traffic is to detour onto Bolton Avenue (US 165/ LA 1/ LA 28), which then turns into Bringhurst Street, traffic is to exit onto Casson Street (LA 1/ LA 28 – North) then merging onto US 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge).


Exit US 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge) onto Winn Street (LA 1/ LA 28 – South) then turn right onto Bringhurst Street (LA 1/ LA 28/ US 165), which then turns into Bolton Avenue, traffic is to then exit onto Jackson Street (LA 1203-A/ US 165).

Pineville Suggested Detour


Main Street (US 165) traffic is to detour onto E. Shamrock Avenue (LA 1250) and then merge onto US 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge).


Exit US 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge) onto E. Shamrock Avenue (LA 1250) then exit onto Main Street (US 165).

No permitted loads will be allowed during the bridge 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

Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit www.511LA.org for additional information.   Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @cenlatraffic for further information.

Project Contact

Steve Buskie
Project Engineer – Rapides Parish
318-487-5717 (Office)
318-290-9040 (Cell)