The City of Natchitoches is reporting that the contractor for the project on LA-494 has completed the necessary work scheduled and the highway has reopened. Commuters will NOT need to detour around this site when traveling in to the City of Natchitoches on Wednesday morning.
Motorists should travel with caution as there will be only aggregate surfacing on top of the pipe until the asphalt surfacing can be installed, which should be sometime on Wednesday.
1.77 miles east of Jct. w/ La. 1;
Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish;
Control Section 835-06
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (LaDOTD), advises the public that La. 494 (Keyser Avenue), 1.77 miles east of its junction with La. 1, will close for a 36” cross drain installation, beginning on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at approximately 8:00 am. This road closure is expected to last approximately two (2) days.
The work will be performed by Regional Construction of Natchitoches, LA, on behalf of Commcare Corporation of Mandeville, LA.
The detour is as follows:
Eastbound traffic will detour to La. 1 South Bound to La. 119 North Bound to La. 494 West Bound.
West Bound traffic will detour to La. 494 East Bound to La. 119 South Bound to La. 1 North Bound to La. 494 West Bound.
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.
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).
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