US 71 in both directions: Bridge closed, due to bridge construction work.
US 71 in both directions: Bridge closed.
Between Bowie and Lafayette Lane (near Pineville). The bridge is closed due to bridge construction work. Until January 15, 2019 at about 7:00AM CDT.

Web Comment: **01/04/18** **UPDATE** (Project will start on January 15, 2018.) **US 71; Rapides Parish; UP RR Overpass Near Tioga; Bridge # 8404305351; Project # H.008278; Control Section 840-43** The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:00 AM, weather permitting, construction work will begin on Union Pacific Railroad Overpass near Tioga located on US 71. The bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately one year and the work will consist of removing the existing bridge and replacing it with a concrete slab span and girder bridge and related work. The construction work is expected to be completed by January 2019. Permit/Detour Section US 71 Detour Northbound Traffic: US 71 Northbound traffic will be detoured onto US 165 North towards Kingsville, LA, then onto US 167 North (Pineville Expressway). Traffic will then exit off of US 167 North (Pineville Expressway) onto US 71/ LA 3225 at Tioga, LA. Southbound Traffic: US 71/ LA 3225 Southbound traffic will be detoured onto US 167 South (Pineville Expressway) then onto US 165 South towards Alexandria, LA. Traffic can then exit off US 165 South onto US 71. All routes will be represented with the appropriate detour signage. Safety Reminder 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. Additional Information Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information and details.
US 71 in both directions: Bridge closed.
Map of US 71 in both directions: Bridge closed.
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