Also, before the demolition begins and for a period of 24 to 36 hours after its completion, the Red River will be closed to all navigation watercraft in the vicinity of the O. K. Allen Bridge to allow crews to remove the demolition debris from the river bed. The river will be reopened once all the debris is removed.
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, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information and details.