CONVENT, La. (BRPROUD) – Motorists who use the Sunshine Bridge should prepare for possible delays in the near future.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is set to perform an inspection of the bridge over an eight-day span.

DOTD workers will be on the scene between Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. and Friday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. This closure excludes Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 19 – 21.

DOTD provided this information about an alternative route:

This closure will allow vehicles 12-feet wide or smaller to pass through the construction zone. Road is open for regular traffic but oversize vehicles must detour using LA 3127 East to LA 3213 North to LA 3125 East.

These inspections will take place weather permitting.