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River Colony Dr. Entrance into the Louisiana Boardwalk Closed


River Colony Dr.,  the entrance into the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City, will be closed effective today (Tuesday) to allow for painting and repair to the Texas Street Bridge (US 80), according to information released by the La. Dept. of Transportation and Development.

Work is scheduled to take place from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 20-22. Louisiana Boardwalk may still be accessed using Colquitt Street or Spears Street during the closure.

Construction and repair is part of a $15.5 million rehabilitation project on the Texas Street Bridge, which services approximately 12,000 vehicles per day over the Red River. The bridge is a major connector between downtown Shreveport and Bossier City.

Included in the project are repairs to the bridge deck, steel structure, and pedestrian walkway. The bridge, built in 1934, is also being sandblasted and painted. The entire project is anticipated to be completed in late Spring or early Summer 2020, with progress dependent on weather conditions.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Call 511 or visit for additional information.

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