Road Work: LA 470

DOTDThe Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) advises the public that beginning Tuesday, July 23, 2013, LA 470 will be closed for two days approximately 2 miles from the southern junction with US 71.  The purpose of the closure is to allow for the removal of a concrete box culvert, which will be replaced with a concrete pipe.  This contract was awarded to Gilchrist Construction Co., LLC for ,697,992.42.

Permit/Detour Section

Local traffic will be maintained at all times.  Since both ends of LA 470 intersect US 71, traffic on LA 470 north of the closure can access US 71 by detouring to its northern junction, and traffic on LA 470 south of the closure can access US71 by detouring to its southern junction.

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.

Project Contact

Steve Buskie

District 08, Project Engineer