BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the La. 663 bridge over Bayou L’Ourse will be closed beginning at noon until further notice due to deficiencies found during a routine bridge inspection. The detour to travel around the closure is La. 662 to La. 398.
DOTD is in the process of finalizing plans on an estimated $1 million to $2.5 million project that will involve building a new bridge at this location. Bids are currently scheduled to be taken for the work in November 2013.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email email@example.com, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.