DOTD announces weekend lane closures for Mississippi River Bridge repair work


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that beginning on June 1, road work will begin on the Mississippi River Bridge eastbound approach near the Port Allen exit in West Baton Rouge Parish.

  • The eastbound lane closure will affect the outside lane and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, through noon, Sunday, June 3.
  • The LA 1 on-ramp will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, through noon, Saturday, June 2.

According to DOTD, this work is necessary in order to fix the failing approach to the bridge on the west bank and will require a lane to be closed while work is ongoing. 

Additionally, a 12 foot restriction has been placed for vehicles traveling across the Mississippi River Bridge during this closure. 

Motorist are advised to prepare for delays during the repairs and to take alternate routes during this closure. All repair activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

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