UPDATE – REOPENED: LA 119 near Magnolia Plantation, Natchitoches Parish
Wednesday, February 07, 2024 at 7:02:07 PM

UPDATE – REOPENED: LA 119 near Magnolia Plantation, Natchitoches Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that LA 119 approximately one mile north of the LA 1 junction at Derry in Natchitoches Parish has been REOPENED.

This section of LA 119, located near Magnolia Plantation, was previously closed in 2018 due to an embankment slide that encroached upon the DOTD right-of-way and threatened the integrity of the roadway.

The situation was extensively assessed to determine the feasibility of various types of repairs, including holding a public meeting in 2022 to present those options to the community and solicit feedback.

Once funding was secured for a project, work began to repair the section of roadway that had been impacted by the earthen slide, which originated outside of the DOTD right-of-way.

LA 119 has been officially reopened to traffic. DOTD greatly appreciates the community’s patience while this situation was analyzed and a suitable repair option was identified.

Additional information:

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