UPDATE: 1/5/23 5:30 P.M.: Mayor Julius Alsandor has announced that the Dunbar St. Bridge has been temporarily reopened to traffic. 

“The bridge is presently open, meeting all safety requirements and inspections by DOTD after repairs were performed,” Alsandor said.

He said the bridge will be temporarily closed again late Sunday afternoon 1/08/2023 for a few minor repairs, then reopened later next week.

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)– Dunbar Street Bridge near the intersection of Parkview Street in Opelousas is temporarily closed for repair until further notice.

“Due to the condition of the Dunbar Street Bridge, the State has closed the bridge to all vehicle traffic as of this morning—without notification to City Administration or Council,” said Opelousas Mayor Julius Alsandor on Wednesday.

Access to all driveways will be maintained on either side of the closure.