The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that the O.K. Allen Bridge (bridge number 840-43-0125-1) on US 71/165, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm and will reopen at 6:00 am on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. The closure for this one evening is related to the ongoing construction of the new Fort Buhlow Bridge.
Recommended detour via I-49 and US 167 (Purple Heart Memorial Bridge).
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.
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.