Road Closure: LA 6X at railroad track

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that LA 6X Business, city of Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad track. The work is being done at milepost 1.080 and is on control section 034-05.

The closure will start on Monday, June 12 at 8 AM, with a re-opening to traffic at 6 PM. The closure is for Union Pacific Railroad to replace the rail thru the crossing.

Permit/Detour Section
The roadway will be closed completely to all traffic during this time.

Detour Route:
The detour will be LA 6X Business East to LA 1223 East to LA 1 South to LA 1 South By-Pass to LA 6X Business East.
The detour route will be identified with proper markings for the general public.
All emergency agencies will be notified of the road closure.

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). 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.