Update: US 165; Horseshoe Drainage Canal; Alexandria, Rapides Parish;
Friday, February 16, 2024 at 9:39:39 AM

February 16, 2024

US 165; Alexandria, Rapides Parish

US 165 North and South Travel Lanes near Horseshoe Drainage Canal

Control Section 014-06

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that US 165 South of Traffic Circle will have some lane shifts on the North and South Travel Lanes.

Phase 1 is near completion and the transition to Phase 2 began on February 9th. Phase 2 consists of closing the two inside lanes of US 165 highway in both Southbound and Northbound directions. There is also a 12 foot lane width restriction for US 165 in both Southbound and Northbound directions. Phase 2 completion will result in the re-opening of the two inside lanes of US 165. Construction of Phase 2 is anticipated to be completed within the next three (3) to four (4) months. Traffic should seek alternative routes as much as practical in order to avoid delays in travel time. The City of Alexandria 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.




January 25, 2024

Update
This project at the US -165 E Service Road is expected to be completed by February 29, 2024.



November 21, 2023

**Update**
This project at the US -165 E Service Road is expected to be completed by December 31, 2023.



October 6, 2023

US 165; Alexandria, Rapides Parish
US 165 East Side Service Road on Both Sides of Horseshoe Drainage Canal

Control Section 014-06

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that US 165 East Side Service Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning at 7:00 am on Monday, October 16, 2023, and ending at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2023 to accommodate the City of Alexandria to do a drainage improvements project at US 165 South of the Traffic Circle for the Horseshoe Drainage Canal.

Vehicle Detour
All traffic will be detoured to the mainline highway.

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 www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Christopher Soileau, PE
District 08 – Construction Coordinator
Office: (318) 561-5117
chris.soileau2@la.gov

Media Contact
Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn Parishes
LA Department of Transportation & Development
Bossier City, LA
Office: (318) 549-8402
erin.buchanan@la.gov
www.dotd.la.gov