The 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 $1,697,992.42.
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.
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.
Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit www.511LA.org for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @cenlatraffic for further information.
District 08, Project Engineer