Having a son who recently moved to Elm Grove on Louisiana Highway 154 near the Lake Bistineau Dam, I can personally attest to the fact that this announcement is going to affect a lot of motorists.

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I didn't realize just how many people travel LA 154 between Ringgold and Elm Grove until standing outside my son's home and just seeing all the traffic.

Beginning this coming Monday, September 12, those who wish make that trek between Ringgold and Elm Grove will need to find an alternative route.

For Travelers Between Bossier And Bienville Parishes This Will Sting A Little

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, beginning Monday, work will begin on two bridges on LA 154 near the Lake Bistineau Dam in Bienville Parish.

This work involves DOTD replacing both bridges that cross over Morrow Branch near McCoy Road. The project is anticipated to last until early 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors.

See The Map Below For The Specific Location Of The Upcoming Closure

From Google Maps
From Google Maps

These bridges were both constructed in 1966 and have reached the end of their useful service life. Replacing these structures will also eliminate weight restrictions on a large portion of LA 154.

Due to the nature of this work, a full closure of LA 154 will be required. The project will begin at Site 1 (west bridge). Once complete, crews will immediately move to Site 2 (east bridge). See included map.

Access To McCoy Road Will Still Be Permitted

DOTD adds that access to McCoy Road will be maintained during the project, but traffic will not be allowed through the active work site.

Of course, as with all construction projects with the LADOTD, this work will be performed weather permitting and that area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

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