Texas DPS Troopers Checking Travelers for Essential Paperwork at State Line; Boat Ramp Closed

April 5, 2020 - TXDOT and Texas Department of Public Safety have limited east and westbound traffic to single lanes of travel at the Logansport bridge Sunday, April 5, 2020 in accordance with Executive Order GA-12 from Governor Greg Abbott limiting traffic to that which is essential from Louisiana.

As vehicles cross the bridge, Troopers wearing Personal Protective Equipment are checking for valid paperwork indicating the driver, and/or passenger are essential to travel into Texas. Such paperwork would have a business letterhead describing where the person works, and what their job duties will be while they're working.

Anyone seeking guidance on what defines an "Essential Worker," can find more information at cisa.gov

At this time the Joaquin Public Boat Ramp is closed, and those approaching with boats are being turned back. 

Providing necessary support to the Troopers at the bridge are constables with the Precinct 3 Constable office.

Travelers heading into Texas from Louisiana are advised to have paperwork ready indicating they are "essential" to facilitate a quick stop and not risk being turned back.

Troopers will remain at the border with Louisiana until further notice.