MONROE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that the U.S. 80 Louisville Bridge will be opened to traffic by 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 3.
The installation of the bearings on the west and east side of the bridge, which crews have been working on since June 1, has allowed DOTD to safely reopen the bridge to traffic. Ramps on I-20 in Monroe and the 5th Street entrance and exit ramps will also reopen to traffic.
Work on the bridge will continue until September. In addition to replacing the bearings, Phase 2 of the $8.2 million project to rehabilitate and extend the life of the bridge, included replacing the bridge’s metal deck, installing steel railing and cleaning and painting the bridge.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 930 miles of interstate and 13,000 bridges, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).