*UPDATE - REOPENED**; LA 498 (England Drive); Alexandria, Rapides Parish.
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 4:32:32 PM
January 30, 2024

LA 498 England Drive
Alexandria, Rapides Parish

Control Section 084-22; Log mile 1.7

Road is reopened to traffic.

January 25, 2024

Road Closure and Detour
LA 498 England Drive
Alexandria, Rapides Parish

Control Section 084-22; Log mile 1.7

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, weather permitting, LA 498 will be CLOSED for a cross drain replacement. The road closure will be located approximately 1.7 miles from LA 1 and approximately 2.9 miles from MacArthur Drive.

Permit/Detour section
Eastbound: LA 498 to LA 1S to US71/US165/MacArthur Drive South.
Westbound: LA 498 to US71/US165/MacArthur Drive North to LA 1N

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution around the construction sites 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. Brent Ray
Rapides Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Office: (318) 561-5192
Email: brent.ray@la.gov

Mr. Marcus Connella, M.S., P.E.
Area Engineer for Rapides and Avoyelles Parishes
Office: (318) 561-5109
Email: marcus.connella@la.gov

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