Road Work: I-49 at LA 174

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that during the week of Tuesday, September 29, 2015 through Monday, October 5, 2015, the I-49 entrance and exit ramps for LA 174 will experience temporary closures for cold planing and asphalt pavement operations. All ramps will be re-opened to traffic before the end of each day. Please follow construction traffic signs. The scope of work includes Cold planing Asphaltic Concrete Pavement, Pavement Patching Superpave Asphaltic Concrete Pavement, SMA Wearing Course, Striping, Guardrail and Related Work. This project was bid on 03/11/2015 and the contract was awarded to Gilchrist Construction CO, LLC for the amount of $9,149,596.05. There are 175 calendar days allowed for this project.

Permit/Detour section
Ramps will be closed periodically during the day. Please follow construction traffic signs during closures.

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.