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Jensen Oversees LA DOTD's Caddo Lake Bridge Replacement

Crews with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) are working to replace the LA 1 bridge over Caddo Lake in north Caddo Parish. The original structure, accommodating approximately 5,000 vehicles per day, was constructed in 1940, and has served as an important connector between the towns of Mooringsport and Oil City....


Construction On New Jimmie Davis Bridge Near Shreveport, La., to Begin Later in May

Work on the new $361.7 million Jimmie Davis Bridge project is set to start in just a few weeks, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). "We are anticipating starting work on the new Jimmie Davis bridge in about a month," said Erin Buchanan, the state agency's public information officer, in April....


New $30M River Bridge Needed to Handle Rapid Growth in La.'s St. Tammany Parish

When a major road project was completed in 2019 on U.S. Highway 190 between Interstate 12 and Covington, La., the state's highway department said it would usher in an era of improved traffic flow in car-centric St....


Louisiana DOTD Breaks Ground On Leo Kerner Moveable Bridge Replacement

State and local officials broke ground in late February in Jean Lafitte, La., on the first phase of a permanent replacement for the Leo Kerner Swing Bridge, destroyed by Hurricane Ida in 2021. The contingent was led by Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D....


Road Repairs Due to Hurricane Ida Damage Nearing Completion in Louisiana

Hurricane Ida roared ashore on Aug. 29, 2021, in southern Louisiana, barreling through houses and businesses, ripping out chunks of roadway from Louisiana Highway 1 and scattering them in the nearby marsh....


Major Work on Bossier City, La., Interchange to Continue Into Spring

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) on Jan. 7 began to advise motorists that ramp and lane closures have been scheduled for the ongoing construction of the new Interstate-20/I-220/Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB) Interchange Access Project in Bossier City....


Work Begins on Long-Awaited LA 3241 Road Project in St. Tammany Parish

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and other state and local officials were on hand at a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 19 to kickoff construction on the LA 3241 highway corridor in St. Tammany Parish. Joining the governor for the event was, among others, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn D....


Finish of Baton Rouge's $343M Anti-Flood Project Pushed to Late 2022

The Comite River Diversion Canal, a long-awaited flood-control channel for the Baton Rouge, La., area, is expected to take a year longer than anticipated to build and will not be finished until December 2022, federal officials have announced....


Louisiana DOT Replacing Bridges on Opposite Ends of State

Crews will soon get to work to replace a small road bridge in northwest Louisiana, while far to the southeast, between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, a temporary span across Bayou Chevreuil is already being built to carry traffic once efforts ramp up on a longer, wider bridge in 2022....


Louisiana Highway Connecting Port to I-49 on Fast Track for Construction

A new 10.5-mi. highway that will provide direct access from Louisiana's Port of Caddo-Bossier to Interstate 49 is on a fast track for approval. The DeSoto Parish Police Jury (DPPJ) and Port of Caddo-Bossier commission members at their separate meetings Dec....


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