Bethel Road Bridge Closure begins June 19

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that beginning Monday, June 19 at 7 am, weather permitting, Bethel Road (Bridge) work will begin. Bethel Road will be closed ¼ of a mile from the intersection of Hwy 1207. This work is needed to replace an existing timber bridge with a new concrete slab span bridge.

This is an off-system bridge project for the Rapides Parish Public Works Department that was awarded to Merrick Construction, LLC in the amount of $1, 189,285.30. This work is expected to last approximately 4 months.

Permit/Detour Section
There are no detours at this time.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.

DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at http://www.51 Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.