Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:06:26 AM
Effective immediately the road is open to traffic. Construction will continue and lane closures will occur as necessary. Be on the lookout for Flaggers in this area.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Monday, May 16, 2022, a 500 foot section of LA 838 South of Miller Shelby Road will be closed to all traffic and remain closed for 7 days to replace a cross drain.

Alternate route: A detour route will be posted. Eastbound traffic can detour on LA 546 and I-20. Westbound traffic can detour on LA 617 and I-20.

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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 construction zone.
Call 511 or visit for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-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.