UPDATE: Alexandria ITS project (cameras, message boards) continues in Rapides Parish
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 2:07:36 PM

UPDATE: Alexandria ITS project (cameras, message boards) continues in Rapides Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that work continues on the project to install traffic cameras and digital message boards along US 71 (MacArthur Drive) in Rapides Parish.

Beginning on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, crews will be installing a concrete foundation at US 71 at the Masonic Circle (South Circle). Work will take place in the grass median between US 71 northbound and US 71 southbound, which is located in the northwest corner of the South Circle.

Additionally, crews will be working on Wednesday, April 22nd and Thursday, April 23rd, in both the southwest and southeast corners, respectively, of the South Circle to install concrete foundations at these locations in the grass median.

This work is scheduled to take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. each day and will continue until complete. No lane or shoulder closures will be required at this time, but motorists should be on the lookout for crews and their equipment.

The Alexandria Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Phase 3 project involves installing six live-stream cameras and two Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) at several locations along US 71.

The entire project is expected to be complete and the cameras available for public use in late 2020.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

Safety reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact Information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Alexandria District
(318) 549-8402