**EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE**; US 71 (Exit 63) & I-49 (Exit 80), I-49 Southbound On-Ramps; Rapides Parish
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:19:03 AM

Rapides Parish, US 71 (Exit 63); I-49 (Exit 80)
All I-49 Southbound On-Ramps

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that US 71 (Exit 63) & I-49 (Exit 80), all I-49 Southbound On-Ramps, ARE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC due to failure in the slope of the road.

Project Contact:
Mr. Rhett Desselle, P.E., CFM
Assistant District Administrator, Operations
Office: (318) 561-5102
Email: Rhett.Desselle@la.gov

The Broadway Exit is Exit 83 not 63. LA DOTD is sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Rapides Parish, US 71 to I-49 Exit 83 On-Ramps
Northbound and Southbound On Ramps

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Exit 83 Northbound and Southbound ramps will be closed, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, due to failure in the slope of the road

Permit/Detour section
The detour is as follows: US 71 Northbound to I-49 Southbound will take Exit 83 (Broadway); US 71 Southbound (MacArthur Drive) will continue South on US 167 to Meeker, to I-49 Southbound.

Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution around the construction sites 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
Mr. Lance Broom, P.E.
Bridge Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5184
Email: Lance.Broom@la.gov