US 71: Turn Lane for Emergency Staging Area; Alexandria, Rapides; H.011361; Alternating Lane Closures
Friday, July 29, 2022 at 8:14:05 AM
** US 71: Turn Lane for Emergency Staging Area**
Alexandria, Rapides Parish

SPN: H.011361
(Control Section 008-09) (Beg. Log Mile: 7.918 - End Log Mile: 8.356)

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Monday, August 8th, 2022, weather permitting, northbound US 71 / US 167 between the north and south intersections of LA 470 will have alternating lane closures. The left lane of southbound US 71 / US 167 between the north and south intersections of LA 470 will also be closed.

The lane closures are needed to complete the construction of turn lanes and crossovers. These lane closures are expected to last approximately 2 months.

Permit/Detour section
There are no detours at this time associated with the lane closures.

There will be a Lane Width restriction of 12 feet for the lane closures for northbound US 71.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas 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. Steve Buskie, P.E.
Rapides Parish Project Engineer
Office: (318) 487-5719

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