Road Work: LA1236 in Winn Parish

S.P. H.008482; CONTROL SECTION 864-09

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, construction will begin on LA 1236 in Winn Parish. This work will begin at the intersection of US167 and LA 1236 then proceed approximately 5 miles ending at the intersection of LA 1236 and LA34.

The intent of this project is to replace four timber bridges with reinforced concrete bridges. On Tuesday, January 28th, the first bridge coming from the US 167 side of LA1236 will be closed and construction will begin at site 1. The bridge will be removed and pile driving will start at that site. Traffic coming from the east side of the bridge will be detoured to LA 34, and traffic coming from the west side of the bridge detoured West onto LA 126 in Dodson and then South down LA 34. As construction continues other sites will be closed to remove bridges, but only one site will be closed at a time, allowing traffic access to all sections of the road.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, W.E. McDonald and Son, LLC. in the amount of $3,663,553.19 The work associated with this project should take approximately 365 working days to complete.

Permit/Detour section

Thru traffic will be not be maintained at the individual closed site under construction. Detours include US167 and LA34 at each end of the project.

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