Both lanes of Hwy. 431 at Bayou Boulevard reopen

Staff Report
DOTD crews were on site June 27 repairing a sinkhole that formed on the Hwy. 431 bridge over Black Bayou in St. Amant June 26, which prompted an emergency closure.

Both lanes of Hwy. 431 at Bayou Boulevard in Ascension Parish have reopened after the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development repaired a sinkhole near Black Bayou.

The area is located in the St. Amant area, just south of the St. Amant High School campus.

According to a DOTD news release, the bridge was closed immediately June 26 due to the sinkhole that formed on the abutment of the bridge.

Bridge inspectors evaluated the damage more extensively to determine the extent of the repairs.

Commuters had to detour Hwy. 935 to Hwy. 22, then travel Hwy. 429.

"DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through construction sites, and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment," a spokesperson stated.

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