US 71 (MacArthur Drive); Alexandria, Rapides Parish; H.014099; Nightly Lane Closures
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 9:57:15 AM

**US 71/ LA 1208-5: Lee St. – Andrews St.
Alexandria, Rapides Parish**
SPN: H.014099

Control Section 008-30 & 014-07

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, beginning Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm, nightly alternating lane closures will begin on US 71 (MacArthur Drive) and adjacent frontage roads. The lane closures will extend from Lee Street to Andrews Street to allow for milling and resurfacing of the roadway. The roadway will be fully open to traffic every morning by 7:00 am. This project is expected to be completed by the end of October 2022.

Permit/Detour section
There are no detours associated with this lane closure.
There are no width restrictions associated with these lane closures.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Mr. Steve Buskie, P.E.
Rapides Parish Project Engineer
Office: (318) 487-5719

Media Contact
Mrs. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 3
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Office: (318) 549-8402