DOTD announces project to overlay US 80 (Texas Street) in Bossier Parish
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 9:52:47 AM

DOTD announces project to overlay US 80 (Texas Street) in Bossier Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve nearly seven miles of US 80 (Texas Street) from near the Texas Street Bridge to the Flat River in Bossier Parish.

The $6.4 million project went to bid in November 2018, with the contract awarded to Best-Yet Builders, LLC. It will include deep patching to address areas under the roadway surface, as well as a mill and overlay to greatly improve the driving experience through the busy corridor.

Work is expected to begin in late February 2019, with an anticipated completion of late 2019, weather permitting.

Due to the high traffic volume along the commercial and residential corridor, careful consideration is given to construction projects, and lane closures will be mostly restricted to nighttime.

The contractor is expected to begin work on the west end of the project, near the foot of the Texas Street Bridge, and progress to the east.

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 work zone.

Call 511 or visit 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, 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