Road Work: Traffic Shift in Dry Prong on Hwy. 167

S.P. H.000794.6
CONTROL SECTION 023-02/023-03

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on March 28th, 2014 at 9:00 AM traffic will be moved onto the newly construction section of US 167 in Dry Prong. Motorist are advised to expect significant delays while traffic is being swapped. Once traffic has been swapped, please take notice of all stop sign locations for streets that intersect US 167, as stop signs will have been relocated to allow for the opening of the newly constructed area.

The intent of this project is to widen US 167 to 5 lanes through the town of Dry Prong, and to tie into the existing divided 4-lane sections north and south of Dry Prong. This project also includes construction of a new bridge, clearing and grubbing, installing drainage structures, and related work.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, JB James Construction LLC, in the amount of $9,798,290.28. The work associated with this project should take approximately 365 calendar days to complete.

Permit/Detour section

Thru traffic will be maintained but expect significant delays at approximately 9:00AM.

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
Mr. David Pugh, Project Engineer
District 08, Gang 258
Office # 1-318-627-5522 or 1-318-627-5457
E-mail address David.Pugh@LA.GOV