DOTD announces lane closures

Staff reports

Drivers should expect lane closures from Aug. 10 through August 24 while crews saw cut, excavate for turn lanes, and mill and pave the roadway on the following sections of the northbound and southbound directions of US 61. The closure schedule for this time are the following:

·         At LA-22 to LA-939: daily from 6am to 6pm.

·         At LA-939 to LA-74: Monday through Thursday from 7pm to 6am, and Saturday and Sunday 2am to 6pm.

This closure will allow vehicles 11-feet wide or smaller to pass through the construction zone. The road will be open for regular traffic, but oversize vehicles must contact the DOTD permit office prior to moving thru the construction zone. The DOTD permit office can be reached at (800) 654-1433.