DOTD announces start of new construction project on La. 86 in Iberia Parish
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 3:50:04 PM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that beginning Friday, August 21, construction will begin on a $1.5 million project to reconstruct La. 86 from La. 347 to La. 31 in Iberia Parish.

The project will include milling asphaltic concrete, subgrade and base course reconstruction, new asphalt concrete pavement, rumble strips, striping, and related work.

The work is estimated to take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the project. The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot maximum width restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays.

The project is estimated for completion in December 2020.

DOTD appreciates your patience. Drivers are encouraged to use caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

DOTD also has the following resources in place to assist motorists.

• MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at

• 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).