Road Work on LA 478 to begin October 19, continue for 4 months

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the LA 478 reconstruction project on Monday, Oct. 19 and will continue for approximately (4) four months. This base course reconstruction and asphalt overlay project is located on LA 478 from its intersection with LA 117 to the end of state maintenance near Provencal Vowells Mill Road. This 5.210 mile project will receive drainage structures, milling asphalt concrete, lime treatment, in-place cement treated base course, in-place cement treated subgrade, asphalt concrete overlay, and related work.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Madden Contracting Co., LLC in the amount of $2,807,695.84.

Permit/Detour section
The contractor will begin milling asphalt pavement on Monday, October 19, 2020 and the roadway will be open to all local and through traffic with no restrictions for passenger vehicles and a 12’ wide lane width restriction for all oversize vehicles. The roadway will be reduced to one lane during construction operations.

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.


2 thoughts on “Road Work on LA 478 to begin October 19, continue for 4 months

  1. Oh No!!!!! 478 is divided in 3 segments. From Provencal/Robeline road to 117. Then 117 to Flora. Then Flora to Natchitoches Hwy 1. Since I travel this route just about every time I leave my home to go Natchitoches this is my route. The first section is the one they are planning to overlay. This part of the road is very useable and has very few issues. But the area from 117 to Flora is literally crumbling with pot holes and areas of cracking open and very bumpy areas where a former repair was a disaster. . Many areas of the road are extremely dangerous for people who do not know where the bad areas are, and many are in curves. This is an example of wasted money and the continuing serious neglect of roads here in Natchitoches. How did anyone come up with plan? So now there will delays trying to get to town. The frustration will be close to unbearable.

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