DOTD announces area roadwork

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Road construction began, Monday, on LA. 44, southeast of Burnside (near intersection of LA. 44 and Helvetia Road), related to the Nucor Steel plant. The intent of this project is to realign a section of LA. 44 (0.3 mile long) to allow for the construction of a conveyer from the Mississippi River to the plant site.

Performing preliminary work will be on the slopes of LA. 44 and should not impede local traffic. It is anticipated that this work will take several months to complete. Further notices will be issued when the contractor begins actual work on LA. 44 roadway.

There are no additional restrictions related to roadway width, length, weight or loads.

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.