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: 12 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, 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

  • On Saturday, Dec. 10, the eastbound outside lane of I-220 at the Red River Bridge will be closed. This closure is scheduled to take place from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is necessary to allow for bridge maintenance. Permits/Restrictions: Lane closure only. Vehicle width restriction will be 12 ft.
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, work will begin on two bridges on LA 154 near the Lake Bistineau Dam in the southern part of the parish. This work involves DOTD replacing both bridges that cross over Morrow Branch near McCoy Road. The project is anticipated to last until early 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors. These bridges were both constructed in 1966 and have reached the end of their useful service life. Replacing these structures will also eliminate weight restrictions on a large portion of LA 154. Due to the nature of this work, a full closure of LA 154 will be required. The project will begin at Site 1 (west bridge). Once complete, crews will immediately move to Site 2 (east bridge). See map below. Access to McCoy Road will be maintained during the project, but traffic will not be allowed through the active work site. Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place. The posted detour will be LA 4. Permits/Restrictions: Total bridge closure. All vehicles will need to detour. This work will be performed weather permitting.
Map indicates location of bridges to be replaced on LA 154 near the Lake Bistineau Dam in south...
Map indicates location of bridges to be replaced on LA 154 near the Lake Bistineau Dam in south Bossier Parish.(DOTD)
  • 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, 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

  • 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 DEC. 10

  • 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.
  • 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

  • On Wednesday, Dec. 7, LA 175 at the Kansas City Southern railroad crossing near the intersection with Harts Island Road in Shreveport will be closed. This closure is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is necessary to allow KCS to perform repairs to their railroad tracks. Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place. Permits/Restrictions: Total road closure. All vehicles must detour. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • On Saturday, Dec. 10, LA 169 (Dixie-Mooringsport Road) at the Kansas City Southern railroad crossing immediately east of LA 538 (Old Mooringsport Road) in Mooringsport will be closed. This closure is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is necessary to allow KCS to perform repairs to their railroad tracks. Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place. Permits/Restrictions: Total road closure. All vehicles must detour. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Effective as of Monday, Nov. 7, 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

  • 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 DEC. 10

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • US 67 – Widening bridge at Jennings Slough. Signal lights controlling one-way traffic.

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. 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.

COLUMBIA COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • All directions of Highway 82 between Columbia Road 159 and Beech Creek will be closed beginning Nov. 12, 2021. The closure is for hydro-demolition and LMC overlay of Bridge 5213.
  • All directions of Highway 371 between Highway 82 and Columbia Road 543 will be closed beginning July 1. UPRR will be making repairs to a grade crossing. Traffic will be detoured onto city streets as signaled.
  • Highway 82 E between Highway 79 and N Columbia Road 27 will be closed beginning Sept. 28, 2020. The closure is for a notch and widening project. The right shoulder will be closed.

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 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 and should take about 20 months to complete.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH DEC. 10

  • I-20 – At US 59 overpass, replacing bridge. US 59 traffic shifted to southbound lanes.
  • I-20 – Concrete pavement repair. Various daytime lane closures; expect delays.
  • 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 closed to through traffic. Possible lane closures on I-20.
  • SH 43 – At Kansas City Southern Railroad in Karnack, widening bridge over railroad. Northbound lanes closed with signal lights controlling one-way traffic.
  • US 80 – At Industrial Drive, median construction at railroad crossing. Traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • FM 3001 – At Little Cypress Bayou Relief. Replacing bridge. Daily lane closures.

LAFAYETTE COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • The eastbound outside shoulder on Highway 82 over Bodcau Creek will be closed beginning Nov. 3, 2021 for notching in of new lanes. Traffic will be controlled with the use of vertical panels.

MILLER COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • There will be alternating lane closures on Highway 296 between Miller County Road 147 and Woodmoor Drive beginning April 21. Lane closures will take place daily for the replacement of guardrail, approach gutters, and approach slab.
  • There will be alternating lane closures on Highway 108 between E Broad Street and Camper Lane beginning April 21. The closure is for installation of temporary signals for bridge approach gutter and guardrail replacement.

MORRIS 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 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

  • On Monday, Dec. 5, Amulet Street from Payne Street to Hedges Street will be closed and reopen by the end of the day on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This street closure is due to Williams Equipment Services completing base work that will involve removing the existing base and asphalt surfacing and placing a new crushed stone base. Please adhere to detour signs during this time. When traveling near the work zone, motorists are advised to exercise caution and observe all warning signs and flagger instructions.
  • DOTD advises the public that on Monday, Nov. 28, 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, construction will begin on LA 485. This work will begin after 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 DEC. 10

  • 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 Loop 149, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures.
  • SH 149 – 0.8 miles south of SH 315 to US 59. Widening road.

SEVIER COUNTY - ARKANSAS

  • All directions of Highway 41 (alternating) between Riverview Drive and E Collin Raye Drive will be closed beginning May 23. The closure will be from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday. The closure is necessary for milling and inlaying.
  • All directions of Highway 70 from E Stilwell Avenue to E Collin Raye Drive will be closed beginning June 20. The closure will be from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday. The closure is necessary for milling and overlaying.

TITUS 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 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 DEC. 10

  • SH 49 – From Bus. 271 to Mount Pleasant city limits, repairing and resurfacing highway
  • US 271 – At Dickson Creek, Big Slough Creek, White Oak Creek, and White Oak Creek Relief. Replacing bridges.

WEBSTER PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Starting Monday, July 25, the bridge just south of the railroad tracks on Peachtree Road (near the 1700 block) in Dubberly will be closed for bridge replacement. This will be a complete closure. The estimated time of completion for the contract is five months. This is north of Harveys Barber Shop Road. Local traffic should detour using Harveys Barber Shop Road to Stuckey Road.
  • 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.

ARKANSAS TRAFFIC RESOURCES

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LOUISIANA TRAFFIC RESOURCES

TEXAS TRAFFIC RESOURCES

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

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