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DOTD to shut down bridge for repair


Effective Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 8:30 a.m., the La. Hwy. 154 bridge spanning Red Chute Bayou near Elm Grove will be closed for approximately four weeks for piling repairs, according to the La. Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

All traffic is being asked to detour using U.S. Hwy. 71 to La. Hwy. 527 to La. Hwy. 157 because of the total road closure. The bridge is approximately three and a half miles east of U.S. 71.

DOTD officials said piling repair will proceed, weather permitting.

Motorists are asked to drive with caution if approaching the construction site and reminded to be on the lookout for construction repair crews and their equipment.

For additional information, please call 511 or visit


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