The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises that the Richard Thompson/LA 8 Bridge over the Red River [Boyce Bridge], is NOW CLOSED, effective 9:00 a.m. March 5, 2015.
DOTD urges motorists to continue to use extra caution when traveling on roadways. Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.
Make an effort to be aware of your surroundings and be watchful of DOTD personnel and equipment dispensing deicing/anti-icing material.
Motorists can continue to call 318-561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 for roadway conditions across the state. Citizens can also get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing 511 or visiting www.511la.org. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov, then selecting MyDOTD; the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information.