LA 114: Cross Drain Replacement; Hessmer; Avoyelles Parish; Detour
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:12:36 AM
October 15, 2021

LA 114: Cross Drain Replacement
West of Hessmer; Avoyelles Parish
S.P. No. H.013251

Control Section: 145-01

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, on Monday, October 25, 2021, LA 114, located approximately 0.5 miles west of the intersection of LA 114 and LA 115, will be closed to all traffic.

This 0.061 mile construction project consists of clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures, milling asphalt concrete, pavement patching, asphalt concrete overlay, and related work. Construction is expected to be completed by January 2022.

This contract was awarded to Merrick, LLC in the amount of $344,397.00.

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

LA 114 Eastbound traffic is to detour east on LA 1188 to the intersection of LA 115 and proceed north on LA 115 to LA 114.

LA 114 Westbound traffic is to detour south on LA 115 to the intersection of LA 1188 and proceed west on LA 1188 to LA 114.

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. Justin Moreau, P.E.
Avoyelles Parish, Project Engineer
Office: (318) 346-4582

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