DOTD announces weekend closures for US 190 in August and September
Thursday, August 04, 2011 at 3:22:24 PM

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that there will be six upcoming closures for U.S. 190 to allow crews to place a new epoxy overlay on the bridge deck of the US 190 Morganza Floodway Structure in Pointe Coupee Parish. 

Each of the six closures are scheduled for six upcoming weekends in August and September and will involve a complete closure of one direction of traffic. The epoxy overlay work requires that both lanes be closed because the width of the equipment that is used to apply the material will block both lanes.

Eastbound US 190 will be closed on the weekends of August 12-15, 19-22, and 26-29. Westbound US 190 will be closed on the weekends of September 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26. Each closure will begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. and be re-opened Monday morning at 5 a.m.

This schedule is subject to change because of weather and working conditions. 

The Department will have Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) informing drivers of the closures and alerting them to detours one week prior to all closures. Suggested detour for westbound traffic is US 190 to LA 415 or LA 77 to I-10 West to I-49 North. Suggested detour for eastbound traffic is I-49 South to I-10 West to LA 77 or LA 415.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).