Travelers in North Caddo Parish who normally cross the LA Hwy 1 Caddo Lake Bridge near Mooringsport were greeted by a surprise this morning. The bridge is closed.

According to the La. DOTD website, it will be closed for 12 hours a day for a total of 16 days.

The official notice states that the bridge will be closed for repairs between the hours of  6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for the following dates:

July 17, 2014 to July 24, 2014 (8 days)
July 28, 2014 to July 31, 2014 (4 days)
August 4, 2014 to August 7, 2014 (4 days)

From the DOTD website:

Alternate/Detour Route: Total Bridge Closure. All vehicles must detour using LA 169 to LA 538 to LA 1.

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.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.