Major construction set for E. 70th from Line to Fern avenues - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Traffic Alert: Roadwork starts today on E. 70th

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Major roadwork starts today on E. 70th Street through Cedar Grove, beginning a year of lane closures.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced Friday that, beginning  April 1, construction work will begin on La. 511 (E. 70th Street) from Line Avenue to Fern Avenue.

Traffic in both eastbound and westbound directions will be reduced to one lane.

The project will widen eastbound and westbound lanes between Creswell Road and Fern Avenue and construct a center lane. The project also includes resurfacing the existing roadway.

Construction is expected to take about a year to complete.

If you need information about alternate routes or up-to-date travel information, visit www.dotd.la.gov, call the DOTD at (877) 4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683), dial 511, or visit www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call (888) ROAD-511.

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