ROAD CLOSURE: LA 512 near US 171, DeSoto Parish
Saturday, May 02, 2020 at 7:26:58 PM

ROAD CLOSURE: LA 512 near US 171, DeSoto Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists beginning on Friday, May 8, 2020, LA 512 at the KCS Railroad track near the intersection of US 171 in the community of Benson, DeSoto Parish will be closed.

This closure is necessary to allow KCS crews to perform maintenance on the railroad track.

The closure is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th and last until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th.

Alternate route: Detour signage will be in place.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure. All vehicles will need follow signed detour.

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 and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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

Call 511 or visit 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, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact Information:

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

Map indicates location of closure on LA 512 near US 171 in community of Benson, DeSoto Parish.