Advertisement

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: 21 hours ago
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

(KSLA) — Here are ongoing road closures and lane shifts in the ArkLaTex.

BIENVILLE PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Thursday, July 8, I-20 W at the Bear Creek overpass just east of the US 80 interchange (Ada Taylor Exit 55) will experience lane closures. These lane closures are anticipated to last until Monday, July 26, weather permitting, and are associated with a project to repair the overpass that was damaged when it was struck by a large truck, which caught fire. The contractor will be performing repairs to the bridge piles and bents, the concrete travel lanes of I-20, as well as the asphalt shoulder. Work will take place primarily at nighttime, though motorists should expect to encounter the lane closures round-the-clock. Shoulder closures may also be in place at times during the project. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late summer of 2021, weather permitting. Alternate Route: These lane closures will allow vehicles 11 feet wide or smaller to pass through the construction zone. All larger vehicles will need to detour. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • 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

  • Work is progressing on the Linton Road bridge replacement project over Black Bayou Reservoir. On Thursday, May 27, the contractor will begin removing components of the old structure, and people are asked to avoid boating or walking near the project site over the next several months as this work continues. This request is to help ensure the safety of the community while work moves forward on the process of removing the existing bridge. To read more about the project, click here. Alternate Route: Road is already closed. Detour signage is in place. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Daily and nightly intermittent lane and/or shoulder closures on I-20 eastbound and westbound at the I-220 interchange are still in place and will continue, as of Wednesday, Aug. 4. These lane/shoulder closures are associated with the I-20/I-220 Barksdale Air Force Base Interchange project that is currently under construction. The intermittent lane/shoulder closures on I-20 are expected to last approximately 30 days as the project moves forward. Other intermittent ramp closures at the interchange may be necessary as work progresses. The entire project, which is extending southward from the existing interchange creating a new road into BAFB, is anticipated to be complete in late 2021, weather permitting. Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place when necessary.
  • Shed Road between Benton Road and Hamilton Road will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 7 for utility work. Crews will begin installation of a 42″ water main as part of an extension of the water distribution system. Weather permitting, the work will be completed over the next several weeks with an estimated reopening date of mid to late August.
  • Beginning Friday, July 30, there will be intermittent nightly lane closures on LA 3 (Benton Road) from US 80 (E Texas Street) to I-220 in Bossier City. These nightly lane closures are scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and are necessary to allow AEP to install fiber along Benton Road. These intermittent nightly lane closures will take place until the utility work is complete. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Intermittent lane closures are scheduled to begin Friday, July 30 on a section of LA Highway 3 (Benton Road) from US Highway 80 (E Texas Street) north to I-220 in Bossier City. Lane closures are scheduled from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly to allow AEP to install fiber along Benton Road. Closures will continue until the utility company completes the project.
  • Beginning Monday Aug. 9, the I-220 E to I-20 E ramp at the I-220 interchange will be closed between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. These ramp closures are necessary for bridge construction activities over the ramp related to the ongoing construction of the new I-220/I-20/Barksdale Air Force Base Interchange. All work related to the ramp closures will be performed between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night to help minimize the impact to the traveling public. The ramp will be reopened each morning by 6 a.m. This closure is expected to last two nights.

BOWIE COUNTY - TEXAS

  • 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.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of North Park Road under the highway bridge as part of their IH-30 construction project beginning Wednesday, July 21. This closure will be from Century Lane to 200 feet south of the bridge and will last for the entirety of bridge construction. Bridge work is expected to be completed between late October or November of 2022. TxDOT will be ensuring proper signage and detours throughout the entirety of this project.

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas State line, widening highway. Reconstructing and widening highway. Eastbound traffic moved to the outside lanes.
  • 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

  • The Louisiana DOTD provides an update on the project to replace a bridge on LA 530 over Black Bayou near Oil City. The $3.5 million project began with clearing and grubbing in summer of 2020. So far, the contractor has completed the removal of the old structure, which was built in 1928, and had reached the end of its useful service life. Utility relocation is also complete, although that process was heavily dependent on weather conditions which included multiple hurricanes in 2020, and required an extended period of time to accomplish. In addition to replacing the existing bridge, the new bridge and the approaches will be raised to match the elevation of the levee. The purpose of raising these is to address sharp differences in elevation, which will provide an improved driving experience by reducing the number of vertical curves. This work has begun with the removal of the roadway approach tie-ins. This will be followed by stabilization of the roadway base, replacement of a large drainage pipe, and embankment work. The contractor has also finished building and analyzing a test shaft in order to determine the depth to which the drilled shafts will be installed for the new bridge structure. However, a rainy spring has caused water levels in Black Bayou to remain high. Once the water in the bayou has receded to acceptable levels, the contractor will proceed with drilling shafts for the new bridge columns. The entire project is scheduled to be complete in early 2022, weather permitting. The bridge is located approximately 2.71 miles east of LA 538. The detour continues to be I-49, LA 170, and LA 1.
  • The Louisiana DOTD announces a $1 million project to replace the pavement markings on a section of I-49 north. The project is expected to begin in mid-June 2021 and extends from LA 530 near Belcher to the Arkansas state line. Work includes the removal and replacement of all the reflectorized raised pavement markings, pavement striping, and other related work on the mainline of the interstate (over 18 miles of roadway), as well as all of the on and off-ramps. Motorists should be aware that crews will be conducting rolling lane closures, which are slow moving operations. Some full intermittent ramp closures may also be required during portions of the project. Pavement markings are used to convey messages to roadway users. They indicate which part of the road to use, provide information about conditions ahead, and indicate where passing is allowed. Pavement markings provide continuous information to motorists related to roadway alignment, vehicle positioning, and other important driving-related tasks. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late summer of 2021, with progress dependent on weather conditions.
  • Beginning Tuesday, June 8, there will be intermittent nightly lane closures on the US 80 (Texas Avenue) overpass over I-20 just west of Fairfield Avenue in Shreveport. These nightly lane closures are scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily, and are necessary to allow a contractor to install fiber cables on the bridge as part of a permit. These intermittent nightly lane closures will take place until this fiber installation is complete. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Daytime lane closures associated with the ongoing project to replace the pavement markings on I-49 N in Caddo Parish will transition to nightly lane closures on Tuesday, July 27 due to excessive heat during the daytime. The nightly lane closures will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and reopen by 6 a.m. each morning. The project extends from LA 530 near Belcher to the Arkansas state line, and is anticipated to be complete in late summer of 2021, with progress dependent on weather conditions. Motorists should be aware that crews will be conducting nightly rolling lane closures, which are slow moving operations. Please use caution, pay attention to changing roadway conditions, and continue to be aware of crews and their equipment that may be on site. Pavement markings are used to convey messages to roadway users. They indicate which part of the road to use, provide information about conditions ahead, and indicate where passing is allowed. Pavement markings provide continuous information to motorists related to roadway alignment, vehicle positioning, and other important driving-related tasks.
  • The right westbound lane of LA 526 (W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop) near its intersection with Buncombe Road in Shreveport is closed for necessary roadway maintenance. This lane closure will remain in place until DOTD crews can perform repairs. Motorists are advised that roadway anomalies such as heaves or “blow ups” can occur unpredictably on concrete roads, particularly during the summertime, due to a combination of extreme heat and moisture. This causes the roadway surface to expand at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in, sometimes leading to a buckle or warp in the pavement. This work will be performed weather permitting.

CASS COUNTY - TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges

HARRISON COUNTY - TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • I-20 – At Lansing Switch Road underpass, demolishing bridge over interstate in preparation of replacement
  • US 59 – From one mile south of FM 1997 to FM 1793, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures.
  • SH 43 – At Kansas City Southern Railroad in Karnack, widening bridge over railroad. All traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through work zone.
  • FM 1186 – From US 59 to Panola County line, installing safety end treatments on culverts

MARION COUNTY - TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • US 59 – From SH 49 to two miles north of SH 49, resurfacing highway

MORRIS COUNTY - TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • SH 49 – From Titus County line to FM 144, repairing and resurfacing highway

PANOLA COUNTY - TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • US 79 – From SH 149 to Rusk County line, repairing and resurfacing highway
  • US 59 (NE Loop) – From US 59 North to US 79 East, repairing and resurfacing highway. On and off ramps at US 59 and NE Loop closed, traffic detoured accordingly.
  • SH 315 – From West Loop in Carthage to Rusk County line, installing safety end treatments on culverts

RED RIVER PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Effective immediately, US 84 (East Carroll Street) between US 371 and LA 480 in Coushatta is closed. This closure is necessary to allow the Town of Coushatta to repair a sewer line that has failed. DOTD will issue an update when the town has completed its work, and the roadway has been reopened. Alternate Route: LA 480, US 71, and US 371. Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at this location. All vehicles must use an alternate route. This work will be performed weather permitting.
  • Effective immediately, the LA 515 bridge over Coushatta Bayou near Crichton will be closed for necessary bridge repair. This closure will remain in place until repairs are complete. DOTD will issue notification when the bridge has been reopened. This bridge is located approximately 1.1 miles north of US 71. Alternate Route: Total road closure. All vehicles will need to detour using US 71 to LA 514 to LA 515. This work will be performed weather permitting.

TITUS COUNTY - TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH AUG. 7

  • SH 49 – From FM 1735 to Morris County line, repairing and resurfacing highway
  • SH 49 – From Bus. 271 to Mount Pleasant city limits, repairing and resurfacing highway

WEBSTER PARISH - LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Friday, June 18, the LA 160 bridge over Dorcheat Bayou near Cotton Valley will be closed. This closure is necessary due to the condition of the bridge, and will remain in place until a construction project can be developed to replace the bridge. This bridge is located approximately 4.8 miles east of US 371. DOTD reminds motorists that it is unlawful and extremely unsafe to drive around “road closed” barricades at any time for any reason. Alternate Route: Total bridge closure. All vehicles must detour using US 371, LA 2, and LA 159. This work will be performed weather permitting.

ARKANSAS TRAFFIC RESOURCES

Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT)

Arkansas DOT on Twitter

LOUISIANA TRAFFIC RESOURCES

TEXAS TRAFFIC RESOURCES

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

TxDOT on Twitter

TxDOT Dallas on Twitter

Copyright 2021 KSLA. All rights reserved.