Road Closure: LA116 near Esler Field Air Port

LA 116; Rapides Parish; Milepost 6.920; Control Section 152-01

The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LA DOTD) advises the public that LA 116 has been closed to thru traffic to repair a damaged cross drain pipe near Esler Field Air Port near Mile Post 6.9. The closure is expected to last approximately seven days.

Permit/Detour Section
All thru traffic traveling from the east will be detoured west along LA 28 to US 167 Expressway, then North on US 167 Expressway to US 165, then north on US 165 to LA 116. In the opposite direction traffic will be detoured south on US 165 to US 167 Expressway, then south on US 167 Expressway to LA 28, then east on LA 28 back to LA 116.

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
Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @cenlatraffic for further information.