UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 540 in Claiborne Parish
Friday, June 05, 2020 at 2:02:44 PM

UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 540 in Claiborne Parish

UPDATE: These repairs are complete and LA 540 has been REOPENED.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that LA 540 approximately 5 miles north of LA 2 and two miles south of LA 534 in Claiborne Parish is closed due to a washout in the roadway caused by a collapsed cross drain pipe.

The road will remain closed until repairs are complete. DOTD will issue a notification when the roadway has been reopened and is safe for travel.

DOTD would like to remind motorists that it is illegal and unsafe to drive around a 'road closed' barricade at any time for any reason.

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 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
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402

Washout on LA 540 in Claiborne Parish due to a collapsed drain pipe. The roadway

will remain closed until all repairs are complete. Never drive around 'road closed' barricades for any reason.