The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the westbound inside and eastbound inside lanes of the US 80 (Texas Street) Bridge over the Red River in Bossier and Caddo Parishes will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the outside eastbound and westbound lanes.
This traffic shift is necessary to allow the contractor to continue work on the ongoing rehabilitation project on the bridge.
The $15.5 million bridge rehab project includes repairs to the steel components, bridge deck, pedestrian walkway & handrails, and the structure is being sandblasted and painted.
The entire project is anticipated to be complete in Summer 2020, weather permitting.
The Texas Street Bridge – also known as the Long-Allen Bridge – was built in 1934, and services approximately 11,900 vehicles per day.