Road or Lane Status: LA 490; Natchitoches Parish

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LA 490; Chopin; Natchitoches Parish
Mile Post 3.643; Control Section 835-08
DOT # 794-159L

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 490, Chopin, Natchitoches Parish, will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad track. The work is being done at milepost 3.643 and is on control section 835-08.

The closures will start on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7 am with a re-opening to traffic Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm. The closure is for Union Pacific Railroad to replace the cross ties thru the crossing.

Permit/Detour Section
The roadway will be closed completely to all traffic during this time.

Detour Route:
The detour will be LA 490 to LA 1 North to LA 120 West to I-49 South to LA 490. The detour can accept oversized loads.
The detour route will be identified with proper markings for the general public. All emergency agencies will be notified of the road closure.

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.

Additional Information
Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information and details.