FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road closures/lane shifts in the ArkLaTex

“Barring any complications or delays,” LaDOTD spokeswoman Erin Buchanan told KSLA News 12, the...
“Barring any complications or delays,” LaDOTD spokeswoman Erin Buchanan told KSLA News 12, the Spring Street overpass in Shreveport will be reopened to traffic sometime Aug. 22. The span has been closed since being significantly damaged in a train derailment April 24.(Source: Erin Buchanan/LaDOTD)
Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 3:01 PM CDT|Updated: 20 hours ago
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(KSLA) — Here are ongoing road closures and lane shifts in the ArkLaTex.

BIENVILLE PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Thursday, March 31, 2022, the LA 4 bridge over drain near Friendship, approximately 0.14 miles east of LA 155 and approximately two miles west of Danville, is closed due to deficiencies found. This closure will be in effect until repairs can be made. Alternate Route: All vehicles must detour using LA 155 and LA 147.
  • Effective immediately, LA 154 just west of its intersection with LA 4 in Ringgold is closed. This closure is necessary due to a collapse in the roadway. DOTD is currently investigating the cause, and mobilizing to determine the appropriate repairs. There is no timeline on when repairs will be complete, but DOTD will issue further communication when additional information is available. Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place. Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the railroad tracks. All vehicles must detour. This work will be performed weather permitting.

BOSSIER PARISH - LOUISIANA

Several Bossier City streets will soon see repairs as part of the 2023 City Wide Street Improvements Phase 1 project. The $1.7 million project will kick off Friday, Jan. 27 with construction on Mondello Way in north Bossier City to replace a drainage structure and provide a patch, mill, and asphalt overlay. Part of this work will require a road closure. Signage will be in place while that portion of construction is underway, and is anticipated to last approximately one week. North Bossier Park will be accessed via Old Brownlee Road and Bossier Tennis Center can be accessed using Mondello Way during the closure.

Other streets that will see various improvements as part of the project include:

  • Bossier Elementary alleyway north of the school between E 3rd Street and Traffic Street
  • Inda Street
  • Northpark Drive and Highland Drive
  • Broadway Drive
  • Waller Avenue
  • June Lane

Construction signage will be in place when work is taking place in these areas, so motorists are urged to drive with caution through the work zone. The entire project is anticipated to wrap up in mid-spring 2023, with progress dependent on several factors that can impact construction timelines.

  • Beginning Monday, Jan. 16, the shoulder of I-20 E will be closed in advance of LA 157 (Exit 33, Fillmore/Haughton). This is to allow contractors to work on the expansion of ramp at LA 157. This shoulder closure is expected to last 40 days. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • The City of Bossier City will improve traffic flow and safety through the construction of a new turn lane at the intersection of Innovation Drive and Swan Lake Road. The project includes the construction of a 300′ southbound right turn lane onto Innovation Drive from Swan Lake Road, a heavily traveled section of Bossier City. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Some brief intermittent lane closures in the project area will be necessary as work progresses. The installation of a dedicated right turn lane comes with several benefits, including increasing the traffic capacity of the roadway by allowing more vehicles to maneuver and reducing the potential for rear-end crashes. The project is anticipated to wrap up in first quarter 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that impact construction timelines.
  • DOTD has announced a project to improve a section of LA 3 (Benton Road) in north Bossier Parish. The $6.3 million project provides concrete patching, milling and an asphalt overlay on both the northbound and southbound lanes of LA 3 from I-220 north to Kingston Road. Beginning Thursday, May 26, 2022, there will be intermittent lane closures in place as concrete patching gets underway. While efforts are already in place to minimize the inconvenience to the traveling public, traffic flow will be monitored as the project kicks off to determine if lane closure times need to be adjusted. This phase of work with intermittent lane closures will last approximately six months. The entire project is expected to wrap up early spring of 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions. LA 3 services approximately 14,500 vehicles per day in the vicinity of Wemple Road and as many as 27,400 near Vanceville Road. Motorists should anticipate possible delays while work is underway. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • The northbound outside lane of LA 3 (Benton Road) between US 80 and Shed Road in Bossier City is closed. This lane closure is necessary to allow for emergency maintenance work on the roadway at this location, and will remain in place until the work is complete. DOTD apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the public’s patience while this necessary work is underway. This work will be performed weather permitting.

BOWIE COUNTY - TEXAS

  • Due to the possibility of winter weather conditions this week, TxDOT crews in Bowie, Cass, Camp, Marion, Morris, Titus, and Upshur counties began pretreating many roads and bridges with brine on Monday, Jan. 30. Crews are focusing on pretreating the most highly traveled roadways, which include I-30 and U.S. highways, along with bridges and overpasses. TxDOT will be staffed 24 hours a day through Wednesday, or until there is no longer a threat of winter weather. Motorists are asked to keep a safe traveling distance between their vehicles and mobile convoys spreading brine on the roadways. Brine is a solution consisting of salt and water designed to prevent ice and snow from sticking to surfaces. In the event of hazardous conditions on the road due to weather, motorists are urged to stay home if possible. If travel is necessary, drivers are advised to buckle up, stay alert and slow down. You should allow for at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you. Visit DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for around-the-clock updates on highway conditions.

New safety lighting is scheduled to be installed at area highway intersections. The nighttime lighting systems to be installed are safety enhancements that will provide LED lighting to increase visibility and awareness of the intersection. Work is expected to begin this spring and take about 11 months to complete, weather permitting.

Intersections scheduled for improvements include:

    • US 67 at SH 8
    • US 67 at FM 3098
    • US 67 at FM 2148 South
    • US 259 at FM 44
    • I-30 at FM 560
    • I-30 at Spur 86
  • The intersection of FM 559/Richmond Road and Galleria Oaks in Texarkana is scheduled to receive a traffic signal this summer. Improvements will assist motorists turning left onto Richmond Road from Galleria Oaks during busier times of the day. Work is scheduled to begin this May, and the project is estimated to take about four months to complete, weather permitting.
  • Beginning Monday, Jan. 23, FM 2148 will be closed at the I-30 intersection in Texarkana as crews begin construction of the new frontage road on the south side of I-30. Traffic will be unable to travel under I-30 from north to south once the project begins. The north frontage road (Hampton Road) will remain open, but access from Hampton Road to FM 2148 south toward US 82 will be closed. Access from Hampton Road to FM 2148 north to the Red Lick community will remain open. Also, FM 2148 from US 82 to Willow Ridge will remain open and property owners will have access on FM 2148 from Willow Ridge to I-30. Travelers in this area are advised to watch for road crews, expect some delays, and plan their commutes in advance while the closure is in effect. This project and road closure are subject to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
FM 2148 will be closed at the I-30 intersection in Texarkana.
FM 2148 will be closed at the I-30 intersection in Texarkana.(TxDOT)
  • New sidewalks will be constructed along sections of Elm Street and Lion Drive in New Boston in 2023, according to plans approved in October by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The new sidewalks will be constructed along Elm Street from Tapp Park to Front Street and along Lion Drive from College Street to Elm Street. The sidewalks will also include wheelchair ramps to make them meet all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Work on the project should begin in January of 2023 and take about seven months to complete.
  • I-30 ramps at US 259 in Morris County, as well as ramps at Spur 594 and FM 2253 in Bowie County are scheduled for rehabilitation early in 2022, TxDOT says. The ramps will be widened to better accommodate heavy traffic. The project also includes pavement repair and installing edge drain to help with drainage underneath the pavement along portions of I-30 between US 259 in Morris County and FM 989 in Bowie County. Work on the project should wrap up in 2024.
  • Garden Road in Hooks is closed to thru-traffic at the 200 block until further notice. Drivers should use an alternate route. If needed, drivers should travel north on FM 1398 to Garden Road/CR 2112.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH FEB. 11

  • I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas state line, widening highway. Reconstructing and widening highway. Eastbound traffic moved to the outside lanes.
  • I-30 – From FM 989 to FM 3419, extension of frontage roads
  • I-30 – Westbound at Exit 207/Spur 594, ramp rehabilitation. Exit ramp closed. I-30 westbound lanes in this area restricted to one lane.
  • I-30 – Eastbound from Spur 86 to Spur 594, drainage upgrades. Traffic limited to one lane in some areas.
  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, replacing bridge. All traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through work zone.

CADDO PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 5 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be moving operations, shoulder work, and intermittent lane closures on I-20 eastbound and westbound between Monkhouse Drive and I-49. These closures are necessary to allow for survey work associated with the drainage structure along this corridor. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, the outside shoulder of I-220 W will have intermittent closures during the day. These closures are necessary to allow for barrier rail repairs. These closures are anticipated to last two weeks. This wok will be performed weather permitting.
  • Effective Dec. 29, 2022, the westbound approach of LA 511 (W 70th Street) at its intersection with Pines Road in Shreveport is closed. The westbound approach will be closed at the intersection of Pines Road. A sewage pipe located underneath the roadway has failed, undermining the integrity of the roadway. The work has begun on the sewer main. Anticipated work is scheduled to last approximately three to four weeks. DOTD will issue a notice when repairs are complete and the road has been reopened. Alternate Route: Detour signage in place.
  • Effective Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, the right westbound turn lane of LA 511 (W 70th Street) at its intersection with Pines Road in Shreveport is closed. The right westbound thru lane is also currently closed at the intersection. A sewage pipe located underneath the roadway has failed, undermining the integrity of the roadway. Crews with the City of Shreveport and its contractor are developing a repair plan. DOTD will issue a notice when repairs are complete and the road has been reopened.
  • Intermittent lane/shoulders closures will take place on portions of I-20 and US 71 as part of an ongoing project to replace overhead signage and related components. Lane closures will take place primarily at night, though some traffic restrictions will need to occur during the daytime. Motorists should be aware of construction crews and their equipment and travel with caution through any work zone. Work is anticipated to wrap up in early 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that impact construction timelines. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Intermittent lane closures will begin soon as part of a project to repair LA 789 in south Caddo Parish. Work is set to begin in early October of 2022. The $2.7 million project stretches on LA 789 from LA 169 to Preston Road, which is just north of the DeSoto Parish line. The project will provide a mill and asphalt overlay, along with clearing and grubbing, drainage structures, pavement patching, and other related work. Traffic along LA 789 will be maintained through the use of flagging operations so motorists should be aware of the possibility of slow-moving vehicles while construction activity is ongoing. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in spring of 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors.

CASS COUNTY - TEXAS

  • Due to the possibility of winter weather conditions this week, TxDOT crews in Bowie, Cass, Camp, Marion, Morris, Titus, and Upshur counties began pretreating many roads and bridges with brine on Monday, Jan. 30. Crews are focusing on pretreating the most highly traveled roadways, which include I-30 and U.S. highways, along with bridges and overpasses. TxDOT will be staffed 24 hours a day through Wednesday, or until there is no longer a threat of winter weather. Motorists are asked to keep a safe traveling distance between their vehicles and mobile convoys spreading brine on the roadways. Brine is a solution consisting of salt and water designed to prevent ice and snow from sticking to surfaces. In the event of hazardous conditions on the road due to weather, motorists are urged to stay home if possible. If travel is necessary, drivers are advised to buckle up, stay alert and slow down. You should allow for at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you. Visit DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for around-the-clock updates on highway conditions.

New safety lighting is scheduled to be installed at area highway intersections. The nighttime lighting systems to be installed are safety enhancements that will provide LED lighting to increase visibility and awareness of the intersection. Work is expected to begin this spring and take about 11 months to complete, weather permitting.

Intersections scheduled for improvements include:

  • SH 77 at SH 43
  • FM 1399 at FM 995
  • SH 43 at FM 125
  • FM 251 at FM 3129
  • FM 2791 at FM 96

A portion of US Highway 59 southwest of Atlanta is scheduled to be resurfaced in 2023. The resurfacing project will begin just south of FM 2328 North and end 1.9 miles south of FM 2328 South. The total project length is about 2.3 miles. The project will also include some improvements to the bridge rail in that section along with new pavement markings. Work is expected to begin in January of 2023 and should be completed in September of 2024.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH FEB. 11

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • US 67 – Widening bridge at Jennings Slough. Signal lights controlling one-way traffic.
  • US 59 – From 1.2 miles south of FM 2328N to 1.9 miles south of FM 2328S, resurfacing road, bridge rail improvements. Southbound lane closure.

CLAIBORNE PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • DOTD announces a project to replace three bridges on LA 9 over Middle Fork Bayou. Work on this $13.7 million project is scheduled to begin Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. This will require a closure of LA 9 that will be in place for approximately nine months for this phase of work. Construction on the bridges is sequenced so that work on all three bridges takes place simultaneously in an effort to expedite the timeline. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in spring of 2025, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that impact may construction timelines. Alternate Route: LA 2, LA 2 Alt, and LA 520. (Detour signage will be in place). Permits/Restrictions: Total road closure. All vehicles must detour.

HARRISON COUNTY - TEXAS

  • Cable median barrier will soon be installed along three sections of roadway in Harrison, Morris, and Titus counties, according to plans approved in September of 2022 by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This safety project will place almost 10 more miles of cable barriers on area roadways. Cable barriers consist of several strands of high-tension cable and are designed to catch vehicles in the median before they cross over into oncoming traffic. The section of roadway scheduled to receive cable median barriers is US 80 from SL 281 to Tom Brown Parkway (5.5 miles). Work on the project is expected to begin in early 2023. Once underway, the project should take about 10 months to complete, weather permitting.
  • The bridge at Little Cypress Bayou Relief is scheduled to be replaced in late summer of 2022, according to plans approved in May by TxDOT. During construction, traffic will be limited to one lane across the bridge. Temporary signal lights will control traffic. Highway 19 Construction, LLC of Sulphur Springs was awarded the contract with a bid of $4,618,853. Work is expected to begin in August of 2022 and should take about 20 months to complete.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH FEB. 11

  • US 59 – At I-20, replacing bridge. US 59 traffic shifted to southbound lanes.
  • I-20 – Concrete pavement repairs. Daytime lane closures.
  • I-20 – Bridge maintenance. Lane closures on north frontage road at Mason Creek.
  • I-20 – At Lansing Switch Road, constructing new bridge over interstate. Lansing Switch Road open to traffic.
  • SH 43 – At Kansas City Southern Railroad in Karnack, widening bridge over railroad. Signal lights controlling one-way traffic.
  • FM 3001 – At Little Cypress Bayou Relief. Replacing bridge. Temporary traffic signals in place, lane closure with two-way traffic.

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • U.S. 371 will have alternating lane closures Monday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset beginning Aug. 22, 2022. These closures will be in effect for a 17.75-mile stretch of road between Blevins and Nashville. The closures, which are for mill and overlay, are ongoing until further notice.

HOWARD COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • U.S. 70 will have alternating lane closures Monday through Saturday from sunrise to sunset beginning Sept. 13, 2022. These closures will be in effect for a 7.65-mile stretch of road between Atwood and the intersection of Highway 278 and U.S. 70. The closures, which are for mill and overlay, are ongoing until further notice.

MARION COUNTY - TEXAS

  • Due to the possibility of winter weather conditions this week, TxDOT crews in Bowie, Cass, Camp, Marion, Morris, Titus, and Upshur counties began pretreating many roads and bridges with brine on Monday, Jan. 30. Crews are focusing on pretreating the most highly traveled roadways, which include I-30 and U.S. highways, along with bridges and overpasses. TxDOT will be staffed 24 hours a day through Wednesday, or until there is no longer a threat of winter weather. Motorists are asked to keep a safe traveling distance between their vehicles and mobile convoys spreading brine on the roadways. Brine is a solution consisting of salt and water designed to prevent ice and snow from sticking to surfaces. In the event of hazardous conditions on the road due to weather, motorists are urged to stay home if possible. If travel is necessary, drivers are advised to buckle up, stay alert and slow down. You should allow for at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you. Visit DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for around-the-clock updates on highway conditions.

MILLER COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • I-30 will have alternating north and southbound outside lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday beginning Jan. 4. These closures will be in effect for 0.25-mile stretch of road on the bridge over the Red River. The closures are for bridge inspection.

MORRIS COUNTY - TEXAS

  • Due to the possibility of winter weather conditions this week, TxDOT crews in Bowie, Cass, Camp, Marion, Morris, Titus, and Upshur counties began pretreating many roads and bridges with brine on Monday, Jan. 30. Crews are focusing on pretreating the most highly traveled roadways, which include I-30 and U.S. highways, along with bridges and overpasses. TxDOT will be staffed 24 hours a day through Wednesday, or until there is no longer a threat of winter weather. Motorists are asked to keep a safe traveling distance between their vehicles and mobile convoys spreading brine on the roadways. Brine is a solution consisting of salt and water designed to prevent ice and snow from sticking to surfaces. In the event of hazardous conditions on the road due to weather, motorists are urged to stay home if possible. If travel is necessary, drivers are advised to buckle up, stay alert and slow down. You should allow for at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you. Visit DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for around-the-clock updates on highway conditions.
  • Cable median barrier will soon be installed along three sections of roadway in Harrison, Morris, and Titus counties, according to plans approved in September of 2022 by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This safety project will place almost 10 more miles of cable barriers on area roadways. Cable barriers consist of several strands of high-tension cable and are designed to catch vehicles in the median before they cross over into oncoming traffic. The section of roadway scheduled to receive cable median barriers is SH 11 from 0.7 miles east of US 259 to 3.4 miles east of US 259 (7.7 miles). Work on the project is expected to begin in early 2023. Once underway, the project should take about 10 months to complete, weather permitting.

NATCHITOCHES PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • *THIS REPAIR HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER* The City of Natchitoches would like to notify the public that the sinkhole located at 401 Jefferson St. has been repaired and will not get any worse. The existing sewer line has been abandoned and filled with concrete. The sewer line will remain on bypass as materials for the new sewer line and manholes arrive throughout this week. Major work is expected to resume Monday, Jan. 30, and construction should take 10 to 14 days to complete. During the time of construction, the roadway will be closed to thru traffic at the intersections of Jefferson and Poete, Jefferson and Amulet, Amulet and Second Street, and the intersection of Jefferson and Touline Street. Please adhere to traffic signs and use caution when traveling near the worksite.
  • DOTD advises the public that on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, construction will begin on LA 485′s Rocks Bayou Bridge, and it will be closed to thru traffic. This work will take place on LA 485 0.25 miles west of its intersection with I-49. The intent of this project is to remove and replace seven bridges in four sites along LA 485. Three of the sites are located west of I-49 and one site is east of I-49. Each of the sites will be closed to thru traffic with no on-site diversions, but only one site may be closed at a time. On Nov. 9, only the Rocks Bayou Bridge will be closed to traffic. Related work will include removing existing timber trestle bridges, installing embankment, constructing new concrete slab span bridges and concrete box culverts, class II base course, guardrail, hot mixed asphalt pavement, permanent striping, and other related work. The public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions along LA 485. The project was awarded to the low bidder, Merrick, LLC, of Cottonport, LA in the amount of $13,727,495.43 and will take approximately 700 calendar days to complete all four sites. Site Three is expected to be completed by the end of September of 2023. Permit/Detour Section: Northbound traffic will be detoured west on LA 6 to I-49 north to LA 485. Southbound traffic will be detoured south on I-49 to LA 6 East to LA 485.
  • On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, construction began on LA 485. This work began at the intersection of LA 485 and Mallard Hill Road at log mile 3.212 and proceed northeast for 1.297 miles to near the intersection of LA 485 and Gooche Bayou Road at log mile 2.822 in Allen. The intent of this project is to replace existing bridges that consists of four sites with seven bridges being replaced along LA 485. The project includes removal of existing bridges, embankment, two four-barrel box culverts, five slab span bridges, guardrail, class II base course, HMA pavement, and other related work. The contractor will be required to maintain thru traffic at this time, but periodic lane closures and delays can be expected. The public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions. This contract was let on Feb. 9 and awarded to Merrick, llc of Cottonport, La. for a contract amount of $13,727,495.43. This contract allows 700 calendar days to complete the above mentioned work (fall of 2024). Permit/Detour: Thru traffic will be maintained at this time with oversize and emergency vehicles allowed passage. There will be no detour routes for this project at this time.

PANOLA COUNTY - TEXAS

  • A portion of State Highway 149 is scheduled to be widened soon, according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The length of this project will be 1.6 miles. It will start at 0.8 miles south of SH 315 and extend to US 59. Plans are for this roadway to be widened from a two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway. Weather permitting, work is expected to begin in early 2023. The project is estimated to take about 20 months to complete.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH FEB. 11

  • US 59 (Loop) – From Business 59 North of Carthage to US 79 East, rehabilitating highway. Traffic shifted to outside lanes on US 59 and BU 59. Loop EB exit ramp closed, WB entrance ramp open.
  • US 59 – From Harrison County line to US 79 north, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures.
  • SH 149 – 0.8 miles south of SH 315 to US 59. Widening road.

SEVIER COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • U.S. 71 will have alternating lane closures 24 hours per day, every day, beginning Nov. 14, 2022. The closures will take place on a 0.22-mile stretch of road between Forest Oak Road and Woodridge Road. The closures, which are for bridge preservation polymer overlay, will be in effect until further notice.
  • AR 41 will have alternating lane closures 24 hours per day, every day, beginning Sept. 13, 2022. The closures will take place on a 0.12-mile stretch of road near S Lakeside Circle. The closures, which are for bridge preservation polymer overlay, will be in effect until further notice.
  • U.S. 70 will have alternating lane closures from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday beginning Sept. 13, 2022. The closures will take place on a 7.5-mile stretch of road between U.S. 71 and Woolsey Creek. The closures, which are for bridge preservation polymer overlay, will be in effect until further notice.

TITUS COUNTY - TEXAS

  • Due to the possibility of winter weather conditions this week, TxDOT crews in Bowie, Cass, Camp, Marion, Morris, Titus, and Upshur counties began pretreating many roads and bridges with brine on Monday, Jan. 30. Crews are focusing on pretreating the most highly traveled roadways, which include I-30 and U.S. highways, along with bridges and overpasses. TxDOT will be staffed 24 hours a day through Wednesday, or until there is no longer a threat of winter weather. Motorists are asked to keep a safe traveling distance between their vehicles and mobile convoys spreading brine on the roadways. Brine is a solution consisting of salt and water designed to prevent ice and snow from sticking to surfaces. In the event of hazardous conditions on the road due to weather, motorists are urged to stay home if possible. If travel is necessary, drivers are advised to buckle up, stay alert and slow down. You should allow for at least three times more space than usual between you and the vehicle in front of you. Visit DriveTexas.org or call 1-800-452-9292 for around-the-clock updates on highway conditions.
  • Cable median barrier will soon be installed along three sections of roadway in Harrison, Morris, and Titus counties, according to plans approved in September by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This safety project will place almost 10 more miles of cable barriers on area roadways. Cable barriers consist of several strands of high-tension cable and are designed to catch vehicles in the median before they cross over into oncoming traffic. The section of roadway scheduled to receive cable median barriers is US 271 from 1 mile south of SH 49 to 1 mile west of Business 271 (1.7 miles). Work on the project is expected to begin in early 2023. Once underway, the project should take about 10 months to complete, weather permitting.
  • Four bridges on Highway 271 will be replaced early in 2022, including those over Dickson Creek, Big Slough Creek, White Oak Creek, and White Oak Creek Relief. The new bridges will include two lanes in each direction, with a median and shoulders. The impact to traffic during construction should be minimal. Work on the project should begin in February of 2022 and take about three years to complete.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH FEB. 11

  • US 271 – At Dickson Creek, Big Slough Creek, White Oak Creek, and White Oak Creek Relief. Replacing bridges.
  • US 271 – 1 mile south of SH 49 to 1 mile west of Business 271, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures.

WEBSTER PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 a.m., Dorcheat Road (LA-3008) over Caney Creek, located between Topeka Trail and Methodist Camp Road, will be closed. This road closure is to allow the contractor to remove and replace the existing structure. This closure is expected to last six months. Alternate Route: Detour signs will be in place. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • From Monday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 10, there will be intermittent lane closures on both northbound and southbound land at the US 371 overpass at the KCS railroad crossing (north of I-20). These lane closures are necessary to allow the contractor to collect necessary soil boring samples. Restrictions/Permits: Restricted passing width of 16 feet. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • From Monday, Jan. 30 to Friday, Feb. 10, there will be intermittent lane closures on both northbound and southbound lanes of US 371 (N Main Street) at the intersection of LA 164 in Sibley. These lane closures are necessary to allow the contractor to collect necessary soil boring samples. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Beginning Monday, Jan. 30 at 8 a.m., Dorcheat Road (LA-3008) over Caney Creek, located between Topeka Trail and Methodist Camp Road, will be closed. This road closure is to allow the contractor to remove and replace the existing structure. This closure is expected to last six months. Alternate Route: Detour signs will be in place. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • DOTD announces a project to replace four bridges in the parish, including the Dorcheat Bayou bridge on LA 160 that has been closed since June of 2021.This $9.3 million project was awarded to W.L. Bass Construction Inc., and is set to begin in early October of 2022. Work will start off with clearing and grubbing at the site of the Dorcheat Bayou bridge on LA 160, the largest of the four structures. The contractor will then begin the removal of the existing closed bridge, which is located approximately 1.6 miles west of the intersection with LA 3008. Other work associated with these bridge replacements includes grading, drainage structures, pavement patching, roadway base, and asphalt overlay. Once the first bridge is replaced, the contractor will mobilize to begin removal and replacement of the other three smaller bridges, also located along LA 160. The entire project (removal and replacement of all four bridges) is anticipated to be complete in spring of 2024. Construction progress is always dependent on weather conditions and numerous other factors. Motorists are currently detouring using US 371, LA 2, and LA 159.

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