Ramp Closure & Detour; I-49 Southbound @ US 165 Exit 86 Ramp; Alexandria, Rapides Parish; H.013856
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 10:50:18 AM

SPN: H.013856
Control Section: 455-05

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 6:00 am, weather permitting, I-49 Southbound @ US 165 Exit 86 Ramp to close for overhead Truss Replacement. This closure is expected to last until Thursday December 29, at 6:00 PM. The closure is required to replace an overhead sign on the Exit 86 Ramp of I-49 @ US 165/ US 71.

Permit/Detour Section
Detour will be as follows: Traffic on I-49 South bound needing to take Exit 86 onto US 165 will need to exit at LA 498, Exit 90. Traffic will then turn right onto LA 498, travel west to LA 1, turn left on LA 1, and travel south to US 165.

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 www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Mr. Steve Buskie, P.E.
Rapides Parish Project Engineer
Office: (318) 487-5719
Email: steve.buskie@la.gov

Media Contact
Ms. Ladeidra Druihet
Public Information Officer 3
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (337) 262-6133
Email: deidra.druihet@la.gov