NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

St. Martin Parish Government will be closing the pontoon bridge in Butte LaRose to all traffic beginning early morning Thursday, September 20, 2018, through Thursday, October 4, 2018, for bridge repairs.

Please make plans to detour on I-10 Basin Bridge.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

**Many people have expressed concerns about the closure of the pontoon bridge in Butte LaRose. The repairs requiring the temporary bridge closure are not for cosmetic purposes — they are essential for safety purposes. Indeed, according to the engineers for the Parish, the failure to repair the bridge will most assuredly result in its mandatory and indefinite closure by DOTD. Therefore, the Parish chose to be proactive and not reactive.