Lane Closure: 4-mile section of LA 1 Bypass

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that construction has  begun on a $6.6 million project to repair a portion of the LA 1 Bypass in Natchitoches Parish.

This project will require a closure of the southbound lane from the intersection of LA 1 and LA 6 to the intersection of LA 1 and LA 1 Business.

The purpose of the project is to repair both the existing concrete pavement and the roadway base on a four mile section of LA 1.

Related work also includes concrete pavement patching, class II base course, in-place cement treated base course, milling asphalt pavement, guardrail, and pavement striping.

The contractor will maintain one-way thru traffic in the northbound lane at all times, with the southbound lane being closed to traffic. Motorists are advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions along LA 1.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in early 2024, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that may impact construction timelines.

Alternate Route: Southbound traffic will be detoured east on LA 6, then south on LA 1223, then south on LA 1 Business, then north to LA 1.

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.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Additional information:

Call 511, visit, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).