DOTD announces start of $1.76 million overlay project on LA 48 in St. Charles Parish
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 1:30:16 PM
St. Charles Parish, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Friday, September 1, 2023, construction will start on a $1.76 million paving project of a 2.9-mile section of River Road (LA 48) between Ormond Blvd., in Destrehan, and Wesco Rd., in Norco.

The project includes removing and repaving the asphalt driving surface, striping, and related works.

Single-lane closures are required to perform the work and will mainly occur on weekdays between 7:30 a.m-5:30 p.m. During these hours, one lane will remain open and traffic will be maintained in both directions. Workers will use a flagging operation to keep traffic moving.

The estimated completion date is late 2023.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to drive cautiously through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activities by signing up for MyDOTD at
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by downloading the 511 app, visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).