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Louisiana DoTD has another round of bridge inspections scheduled for this week that could cause you some delays. Here are the ones we know about so far:

Monday, July 11

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the I-29 eastbound off-ramp bridge to N. Spring Street will be closed. All vehicles must detour to S. Market St. to N. Spring.

Tuesday, July 12

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane of the Miller's Bluff Bridge over the Red River, about 3 miles east of US 71, will be closed. Only vehicles 10 feet wide or smaller will be able to pass through the inspection zone. Larger vehicles must detour using I-49 to LA 1 to LA 3094 to I-20 to US 371 (Dixie Inn) to LA 2.

Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, the Jimmie Davis Bridge over the Red River will be down to one lane of traffic. Only vehicles 10 feet wide or smaller will be able to pass through the bridge inspection zone. Larger vehicles will need to detour using LA 1, LA 3032 and US 71. The Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge might be a good alternate route.

Friday, July 15

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane of the LA 1 Bridge over Jones St./KCS Railroad, about half-a-mile soutn of Texas St., will be closed. Only vehicles 12 feet wide or smaller will be able to pass through the inspection zone. Larger vehicles will need to detour using Texas St. to Murphy St. to I-49 to LA 511.

Saturday, July 16

From 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane of the I-20 Westbound and I-20 Eastbound bridge over Union Pacific Railroad, a little over 2 miles west of Bert Kouns in Greenwood, will be closed. Only vehicles 10 feet wide or smaller will be able to pass through the inspection zone. Larger vehicles headed westbound need to detour LA 526 to LA 511 to US 79 to I-20. Eastbound traffic needs to detour to US 79 to LA 511 to LA 526 to I-20.

Sunday, July 17

From 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the I-20 bridge from KCS Railroad to Marshall St. in Shreveport will be down to one lane in each direction. There will also be full bridge closures on the I-20 westbound on-ramps from Traffic St. and Spring St. Only vehicles 12 feet wide and smaller will be able to get through the inspection zone. The westbound detour is I-220 to LA 1 to LA 3094 to LA 173 to I-220. Eastbound traffic should detour via I-220 to LA 173 to LA 3094 to LA 1 to I-220.

DoTD reminds you to keep your eyes out for road crews and their equipment. All these inspections will, of course, be done weather permitting.