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UPDATE: REOPENED – LA 3 Bridge over Union Pacific Railroad near Benton in Bossier Parish


The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation & Development (DOTD) announces that the LA 3 overpass over the Union Pacific railroad tracks in the Town of Benton in Bossier Parish has been REOPENED, effective immediately.

This bridge is located approximately one mile north of the intersection of LA 162 and LA 3.

DOTD’s emergency personnel will continue to monitor upcoming weather situations and will scout the area for safety on the roadways. Crews will be mobilized as needed in the event an area is threatened by severe weather conditions.

Safety Reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through areas that may be affected by accumulations of ice on the roadways, especially on elevated surfaces. Please be on the lookout for crews and their equipment.

Visit www.511la.org or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. 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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