DOTD announces start of construction project on La. 182 in St. Landry parish
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 2:59:22 PM
St. Landry Parish, LA - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that beginning January 18, 2021, construction will begin on a $3.5 million overlay project on a 3.25-mile section of La. 182 from U.S. 167 to the end of the one-way couplet at East Church Street in Opelousas .

The project will include milling asphalt concrete, new asphalt pavement, patching, shoulder widening, joint repair, turnout and traffic signal improvements, striping, and related work.

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

There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the project. The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot maximum lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

Emergency vehicles will have access to this area.

The project is estimated for completion in Fall 2021.

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).