DOTD announces start of $11M pavement preservation project on La. 353 in St. Martin Parish
Friday, January 27, 2023 at 3:25:40 PM
ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces the start of a $11.2 million pavement preservation project to resurface a 6.56-mile section of La. 353 (Lake Martin Road) from La. 94 (Camel Drive) to its intersection with Cypress Island Highway.

The project will include new drainage structures, milling asphaltic concrete, pavement widening, pavement patching, base course, asphalt overlay, striping, and related work.

The work is estimated to take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

Intermittent lane closures will be required to perform the work. Therefore, drivers should expect delays.

Emergency vehicles will have access to this area but may encounter delays.

The road will be open to regular traffic with a 10-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

The project will begin in February 6, 2023 and is estimated to be complete in September of 2023.

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.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

Media/Public Info Contact
Deidra Druilhet
Public Information Officer