Temporary Jackson St. Bridge Closure - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Temporary Jackson St. Bridge Closure

ALEXANDRIA, LA (KALB News Channel 5) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) would like to remind the public that the Jackson Street Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, for rehabilitation.

The $5.4 million Jackson Street Bridge rehabilitation project involves repairing the bridge's mechanical and electrical systems, and performing structural deck repairs to the bridge over the Red River.

Work such as widening sidewalks and installing handrails will also be performed to make the bridge ADA compliant. Work on the project will begin in September 2013 and is estimated for completion in winter 2013.    

Throughout the duration of the closure, motorists are encouraged to utilize the following detours:

Alexandria Detour

Northbound:

Jackson Street (La. 1203-A/ U.S. 165) traffic can detour onto Bolton Avenue (U.S. 165/ La. 1/ La. 28), which turns into Bringhurst Street. From there, exit onto Casson Street (La. 1/ La. 28 - North) and merge onto U.S. 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge).

Southbound:

Exit U.S. 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge) onto Winn Street (La. 1/ La. 28 – South). From there turn right onto Bringhurst Street (La. 1/ La. 28/ U.S. 165), which turns into Bolton Avenue. Traffic can exit onto Jackson Street (La. 1203-A/ U.S. 165). 

Pineville Detour

Southbound:

Main Street (U.S. 165) traffic can detour onto East Shamrock Avenue (La. 1250) and merge onto U.S. 167 Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge).

Northbound:

Exit U.S. 167-Pineville Expressway (Purple Heart Bridge) onto East Shamrock Avenue (La. 1250) and exit onto Main Street (US 165).

Shuttle Service

To accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists during the closure, a free shuttle service will be available. The shuttle's bike rack is equipped to hold a total of four bicycles. Riders will be responsible for loading and unloading their own bikes.

The shuttle will begin Tuesday, September 3, and will run from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day, including holidays.

 

Pick-up and drop-off locations include:

Alexandria:

  • Parking lot at the corner of Jackson Street and 2nd Street by the city bus stop

 

Pineville: 

  • Corner of Main Street and U.S. 165-B, next to Glass Specialties

 

Additionally, no permitted loads will be allowed during the bridge closure.

 

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