Road Work: I-49 from LA 8 to LA 6

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that starting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, construction work will begin on I-49 from the interchange at LA. 8 to the interchange at LA. 6.

The scope of work includes the removal of existing signs and replacing them with new signs and related work. This project was bid on 06/10/2015 and the contract was awarded to Acacia Industries, LLC for the amount of $1,088,350.75. There are 335 working days allowed for this project.

Permit/Detour section
Local traffic will be maintained at all times but there will be periodic lane closures and minor delays associated with this work, on the main road and side roads.

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 @, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information and details.