Roundabout: US 171 at Boone St; Vernon Parish; H.011909
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 12:39:28 PM
September 28, 2023

Roundabout: US 171 at Boone St
Route US 171
S.P. H.011909
Vernon Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the US 171 roundabout at Boone St project on Monday, October 9, 2023. This roundabout and corridor improvement project is located on US 171, beginning approximately 1,500 feet south of the LA 1211 intersection and ending approximately 2,000 feet north of the Boone St intersection. This 1.387-mile long project will receive clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, lime treatment, asphalt concrete pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, and related work.

The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Apeck Construction, LLC, in the amount of $9,770,606.43.

Permit/Detour section
On Monday, October 9, 2023, the contractor will begin Phase I of the project beginning with the construction of a new J-turn approximately 1,500 feet south of the US 171 and LA 1211 intersection. At this time, the existing roadway will be reduced from 12 foot to 11 foot travel lanes in this area, but all lanes of the roadway will remain open to all local and through traffic with no restrictions. As the project progresses, updates will be provided for changes impacting traffic such as lane closures or restrictions.

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
Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @AlexTraffic for further information and details.

Project Contact
Mr. Randall Duffey, P.E.
Sabine and Vernon Parishes Project Engineer
Office: (337) 238-6406

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
Cell: (318) 347-2076