LANE CLOSURES: I-49 southbound and northbound, DeSoto Parish


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning Monday, June 26, 2017, at 8 AM, the southbound outside lane of I-49 between mile marker 161 and 163, just south of the US 371/LA 177 interchange will be closed. This work is expected to last 4 days.

In related work, DOTD also advises motorists that on Tuesday June 27, 2017, the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 between mile markers 161 and 163, just south of the US 371/LA 177 interchange, will be closed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

These closures are associated with the movement of AEP’s Dolet Hills Mining equipment.

Detour during the road closure: I-49 northbound traffic will be detoured to LA 174 east, Exit 155. I-49 southbound traffic will be detoured to US 371 east, Exit 162. Detour signs will be in place.

Restriction/Permits: Only during the full roadway closure

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

Safety Reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at

Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

DOTD has several localized twitter accounts that provide up-to-date travel information. You can sign up to get the latest travel information on road conditions, traffic and ferries via Twitter here:

Contact information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
District 04
(318) 549-8402