Lane Closure; US 171 near Franklin St, Leesville, Vernon Parish; Road Repairs
Monday, July 24, 2023 at 2:59:22 PM

Lane Closure
US 171
Leesville, Vernon Parish

Control Section 024-06

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Monday, July 31st, 2023, the right lane of the north bound roadway on US 171 will be closed for approximately 4 days. This closure will be located near Franklin Street in Leesville, Louisiana, and will be approximately 0.25 miles in length. The lane closure is needed to make repairs to a catch basin on the east side of the north bound roadway of US 171.

Permit/Detour Section
The existing roadway will remain open to all local and through traffic with no wide load restrictions. The roadway will be reduced to one lane until all work associated with the catch basin repair is complete.

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 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 Contacts
Mr. J. Artie Lyons
Vernon Parish Highway Maintenance Superintendent
Office: (337) 238-6409 or (337) 238-6408

Mr. Larry Francisco
Sabine and Vernon Parish Highway Maintenance Specialist
Office: (318) 561-5228

Mr. Joseph Montalvo, M.S., P.E.
Area Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5120

Media Contact Information
Mrs. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
Cell: (318) 347-2076