LA 496 (Bayou Rapides Rd.): 150 feet West of Ball Lane to Ball Lane; Alexandria, Rapides Parish; Detour Routes
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 12:19:10 PM
**July 20, 2021**

**LA 496: 150 feet West of Ball Lane to Ball Lane
Alexandria, Rapides Parish

Permit Construction Project
Control Section: 029-07**

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 7:00 am, LA 496 (Bayou Rapides Rd.) will be closed to all traffic between 150 feet West of Ball Lane to Ball Lane.

The 150 feet permit construction project consists of installation of a cross drain and related work for Rapides Parish Police Jury. Construction is expected to be completed by July 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

This permit construction project will be installed by Progressive Construction.

Permit/Detour Section
The roadway will be close to traffic for the duration of the cross drain installation. The detour will be as follows:

East bound traffic on LA 496 (Bayou Rapides Rd.) will turn onto Plantation Road to LA 498 (England Drive) then proceed east on LA 498 (England Drive) to the intersection of US 165/LA 28 (N MacArthur Drive).

West bound traffic on LA 496 will turn onto Ball Lane onto Cloverleaf Blvd then proceed to LA 28 West (Coliseum Blvd/Leesville Hwy).

The detour route will be identified with proper markings for the general public. All emergency agencies will be notified of the road closure.

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.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Mr. Christopher Soileau, P.E.
Construction Coordinator
Office: 318-561-5117

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 3
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Office: (318) 549-8402