I-49 and US 165; Rapides Parish; H.014673; Periodic Lane Closures
Monday, September 19, 2022 at 4:07:35 PM

I-49 and US 165: Debonded Girder Rehab
Rapides Parish;
Periodic Lane Closures

S.P. H.014673
Control Sections 455-05 & 015-30

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, construction will begin on I-49 and US 165 in Rapides Parish. This work on I-49 will begin after I-49 AND US 167 INTERCHANGE and proceed north to I-49 AND US 71/165 INTERCHANGE. The work on US 165 will occur approximately 0.95 miles south of the intersection between US 165 (Monroe Highway) and US 167 (Pineville Expressway).

The intent of this project is to rehabilitate debonded concrete girder cracking in existing bridges along I-49 and US 165.

The public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions.

This contract was let on June 30, 2022 and awarded to Composite Rehabilitation Technology, LLC for a contract amount of $330,696.20. This contract allows 45 calendar days to complete the above mentioned work.

Permit/Detour Section
Thru traffic will be maintained at this time.

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.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out of state travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Website at http://www.511la.org/. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the La DOTD website @ http://www.dotd.la.gov/ and the DOTD Facebook page.

Media Contact Information
Mrs. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 3
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
Email: erin.buchanan@la.gov

Project Contact
Mr. Charlie Franklin, P.E.
Bridge Inspection Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5128
Email: charlie.franklin@la.gov

Mr. Lance Broom, P.E.
Bridge Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5184
Email: lance.broom@la.gov