Road Construction: LA 493: Montrose Road to Highway 1

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, construction will begin on LA 493 in Natchitoches Parish. This work will begin at the intersection of LA 493 and Montrose Road and proceed northeast for 3.015 miles to the intersection of LA 493 and LA 1 in Montrose.

The intent of this project is to replace existing drainage structures, apply in-place cement in the base and subgrade layers, apply lime treatment to the subgrade, and then place 3.5 inches of superpave asphaltic concrete, followed by permanent striping on the roadway and other related work.

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, Madden Contracting Co., LLC, in the amount of $2,197,292.70. The work associated with this project should take approximately 55 working days to complete.

Permit/Detour section
Thru traffic will be maintained at all times with oversize and emergency vehicles allowed passage. There will be no detour routes for this project.

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
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).