LA 485: Bridges near Allen; Natchitoches Parish
Control Sections 115-01 & 115-02
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, construction will begin on LA 485 in Natchitoches Parish. This work will begin after the intersection of LA 485 and Mallard Hill Road at log mile 3.212 and proceed northeast for 1.297 miles to near the intersection of LA 485 and Gooche Bayou Road at log mile 2.822 in Allen.
The intent of this project is to replace existing bridges that consists of 4 sites with 7 bridges being replaced along LA 485. The project includes removal of existing bridges, embankment, 2 4-barrel box culverts, 5 slab span bridges, guardrail, class II base course, HMA pavement, and other related work.
The contractor will be required to maintain thru traffic at this time, but periodic lane closures and delays can be expected. The public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions.
This contract was let on February 9, 2022 and awarded to Merrick, LLC of Cottonport, Louisiana for a contract amount of $13,727,495.43. This contract allows 700 calendar days to complete the above mentioned work (Fall 2024).
Thru traffic will be maintained at this time with oversize and emergency vehicles allowed passage. There will be no detour routes for this project at this time.
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.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information.
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