US 171: Vernon Parish; Project H.011404
Friday, August 26, 2022 at 4:21:18 PM
August 26, 2022

US 171: Add Acceleration Lane Cryer Rd
Control Section 024-06
S.P. H.011404
Vernon Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the US 171 Acceleration Lane project on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and will continue for approximately (3) three months. This acceleration lane project is located on US 171 at its intersection with Cryer Cemetery Rd. This 0.364 mile project will receive clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, asphalt concrete pavement, and related work.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, T.L. Construction, LLC in the amount of $810,036.30.

Permit/Detour section
The contractor will begin saw cutting and pavement removal on Thursday, September 1, 2022 and the roadway will be open to all local and through traffic with no restrictions for passenger vehicles and a 12’ wide lane width restriction for all oversize vehicles traveling southbound US 171. Southbound US 171 will be reduced to one lane during construction operations.

Safety reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution 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. Randall Duffey, P.E.
Sabine and Vernon Parishes Project Engineer
Office: (337) 238-6406

Mr. Joseph Montalvo, M.S., P.E.
Area Engineer for Sabine and Vernon Parishes
Office: (318) 561-5120

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