Construction on the LA 507 bridge, which is just across the Bienville Parish line in Red River Parish near Womack, is progressing, but they still have a little over a month’s worth of work to go.
On Tuesday afternoon (April 27th), Erin Buchanan, Public Information Officer of the Louisiana Department of Transportation, said workers are in the process of doing the dirt work for the approaches. Recent rainfall has slowed work down. Once the dirt work is completed, workers will be able to finish the approaches on each side of the bridge, stripe the highway, and add the signage. If the weather holds out, Ms. Buchanan said she is hoping the bridge will be reopened in early June.
The 52-year-old bridge was closed on April 5, 2019, due to its condition. The $2.2 million project to replace the bridge began in April 2020.