LA 523 Project Widening Update
Friday, April 29, 2011 at 2:59:09 PM

The paving on Flournoy Lucas Road is now complete. Crews are currently finishing up work on cracked concrete, slopes and signalization  this section is estimated to be finished in five weeks.  The Ellerbe Road section of La 523 is approximately 40% complete. Crews are laying the foundation for the northbound outside lane and once the roadway is completed. The northbound traffic will be placed on the two outside lanes and crews will then begin work on the three inside lanes.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in July 2011. When finished the new roadway will consist of five lanes of concrete paving, which includes four travel lanes and a continuous center turn lane and  curb and gutter drainage system.

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.

For additional questions or comments, contact DOTD’s Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683) or e-mail The center is open 7:30 a.m-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also visit the project’s Web page by going to and clicking on “Projects” from the Programs & Projects section of the main menu on the left-hand side of the page and selecting the “LA 523 Project Page  or on Facebook  LA. 523 Widening Project.

For statewide traffic and road conditions, visit our 511 page. You can also get traffic updates by dialing 511 from your phone.