Closure told for Klondike Canal Bridge

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that all lanes on LA 717 between Harrys Road and Louisiana Avenue (near milepost 5.5) will be closed to vehicle traffic, starting at 5 a.m. Monday, Mar. 11. The closure is necessary for crews to replace the Klondike Canal Bridge. The closure is anticipated to remain in effect until Friday, Aug. 2. Detour routes: Motorists heading northbound or southbound on LA 717 can use LA 717 to LA 14, then back to LA 717 as a detour.