Cable Barrier installation to begin along I-49 through Natchitoches Parish


I-49; Natchitoches Parish; Cable Barriers
SPN: H.012196
Control Section 455-06

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, Feb. 10, construction will begin on I-49 in Natchitoches Parish. This work will extend the entire length of the interstate through Natchitoches Parish.

The intent of this project is to install cable barrier along the median of I-49.

The contractor will be required to maintain thru traffic at all times, but periodic lane closures and delays can be expected. The public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Progressive Construction Co., LLC in the amount of $5,700,646.52. The work associated with this project should take approximately 200 working days to complete.

Permit/Detour section
There are no detours at this time associated with these lane closures.
NOTE: There will be no width restrictions associated with the lane closures.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.