**Update: Reopened** ; LA 478: South of LA 120; Natchitoches Parish
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2:14:05 PM

LA 478; south of the LA 120 intersection
Natchitoches Parish
Control Section No. 116-03

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public effective immediately LA 478, south of the LA 120 intersection, in Natchitoches Parish, is reopened to all traffic.

Travelers can find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Shreveport_Traf), (@Alex_Traffic), (@Monroe_Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov.

During unfavorable weather conditions, motorists should drive using the following safety tips:
• Drive slowly and carefully.
• Avoid driving into standing or running water.
• Avoid driving while distracted.
• Avoid using cruise control when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet.
• Always allow for extra driving time.
• Reduce speeds when visibility is low.
• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
• Avoid using highway overpasses as tornado shelters.

Media Contact
Erin Buchanan, Public Information Officer
Grant, Natchitoches, Sabine, and Winn Parishes
Phone # 318-549-8402

Parish Contacts
Penny Niette
Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Office: 318-357-3161

Jeff Mercer
Parish Highway Maintenance Specialist
Office # 318-561-5164

Marcus Connella, P.E.
Area Engineer for Grant, Natchitoches, and Winn Parishes
Office: (318) 561-5109