Road Work: LA174 from LA175 to DeSoto Parish Line

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the LA 174 Asphaltic Concrete Overlay Project on Friday, August 26, 2016 and will continue for approximately (3) three months. The contractor intends to begin replacing existing cross drain pipes within the existing roadway with other items of work to follow. This asphaltic concrete overlay and base stabilization project is located on LA 174 and begins at its intersection with LA 175 and ends at the DeSoto Parish Line. This 4.28 mile long project will receive drainage structures, cold planing asphaltic concrete, lime treatment, in-place cement stabilized base course, asphaltic surface treatment, superpave asphaltic concrete overlay and related work.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, W.E. McDonald & Son, LLC, in the amount of $2,379,527.35.

Permit/Detour Section
There will be no restrictions for passenger vehicles and a 12’ wide lane width restriction for all oversize vehicles. The roadway will be reduced to one lane during construction operations. The roadway will be open to traffic at all times. Unpaved surface conditions will exist during base course work.

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution 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.