UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 5 overlay, DeSoto Parish
Tuesday, April 02, 2024 at 9:02:34 AM

UPDATE - REOPENED: LA 5 overlay, DeSoto Parish

(UPDATE 4/2/2024): DOTD advises motorists that the cross drain pipe replacement on LA 5 in DeSoto Parish is complete and the roadway has been REOPENED.

Please be aware that construction continues on the overlay portion of the project so drive with caution through the work zone and be on the lookout for crews and equipment.

(UPDATE 3/21/2024)
: DOTD advises motorists that the date for this closure has been extended to be in place through Thursday, April 4, 2024. We appreciate your patience while this work is underway.

Original notification:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Thursday, March 21, 2024, LA 5 from Thomas Road to LA 3015 (Longstreet) in DeSoto Parish will be closed.

This closure is scheduled to be in place until Thursday, March 28th, and is necessary to allow the contractor to replace a cross drain pipe as part of the ongoing LA 5 overlay project.

Local traffic north and south of the pipe location will be allowed access, though the roadway will be fully closed to through traffic.

The location of the pipe replacement is approximately 1.1 miles south of LA 3015 (see included map).

The entire $15.3 million project stretches from Thomas Road to Keatchie, and is anticipated to be complete in Summer 2025, weather permitting.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the specified location. All through traffic will need to utilize an alternate route.

Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Additional information:

Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact Information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402

Map indicates location of cross drain pipe replacement on LA 5 in DeSoto Parish.