DOTD announces start of $1.9 million safety project in Calcasieu Parish
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:32:50 AM
CALCASIEU PARISH, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that beginning Tuesday, March 15, construction will begin on a $1.9 million safety project on a 4.48-mile section of Interstate 10 from the Calcasieu River to U.S. 171 in Calcasieu Parish.

Work will involve installing new roadway safety enhancements including high friction surface treatment, rumble strips, and new pavement markings. New pavement markings and edge line rumble strips will be placed from the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge to Kayouchee Coulee, east of the U.S. 171 Interchange. High Friction Surface Treatment will also be installed at the two curves near Shattuck Street and the U.S. 171 Interchange.

Work is estimated to take place Monday through Sunday during various times, weather permitting.

Intermittent nighttime lane closures will be necessary to perform the work.

The project is estimated for completion in summer of 2022.

Although no detour is needed, motorists traveling in this area could anticipate some delays.

Emergency vehicles will have access to this area.

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).