Construction; LA 480 in Natchitoches Parish
Friday, March 08, 2024 at 7:17:15 AM

LA 480: LA 486 to Parish Line
Natchitoches Parish;

S.P. H.014787
Control Section 305-02

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Thursday, March 14, 2024, construction will begin on LA 480 in Natchitoches Parish. This work will begin at the intersection of LA 480 and Mill Street and proceed west for 7.903 miles to the Parish Line.

The intent of this project is micro-milling asphalt pavement, micro-surfacing, pavement patching, and other related work.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Vance Brothers Inc., in the amount of $1,734,909.40. The work associated with this project should take approximately 50 working days to complete.

Permit/Detour section
Thru traffic will be maintained at all times with oversize and emergency vehicles allowed passage.
There will be no detour routes for this project.

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site 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 and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out of state travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Website at Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the La DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.

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

Project Contacts
Mr. David Pugh, P.E.
Project Engineer for Grant Parish
Office: (318) 627-5522

Mr. Joseph Montalvo, M.S., P.E.
Area Engineer for Grant, Natchitoches, and Winn Parishes
Office: (318) 561-5120