Regardless of how slow traffic has been in several areas of late, there is still work that must be done that will cause more slow traffic in a couple other specific locations.

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According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, motorists need to prepare for a couple of nighttime closures this week for the purpose of testing bridge components:

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
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The advisory from the DOTD lists these closures which will begin as early as tomorrow (Feb. 13) night:

  • February 13th and 14th from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am - LA 3032 (Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge) over the Red River in Bossier and Caddo Parishes: outside lane in both directions
  • February 14th and 15th from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am - I-220 bridge over the Red River in Bossier and Caddo Parishes: outside lane in both directions
La. Department of Transportation and Development
La. Department of Transportation and Development
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As with all projects from the DOTD, this work will be performed weather permitting, so there is the possibility of delays, extensions or rescheduling of these projects due to inclement weather.

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.

La. Department of Transportation and Development
La. Department of Transportation and Development
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Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

For additional information, call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

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