DOTD announces a project to repair a portion of LA 5 in DeSoto Parish
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 10:07:58 AM

DOTD announces a project to repair a portion of LA 5 in DeSoto Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to repair a section of LA 5 in DeSoto Parish.
The $15.3 million project stretches from Thomas Road near Logansport to LA 172 at the Town of Keatchie, providing improvements to approximately 11 miles of roadway.

The project includes full-depth pavement patching, which is a long-lasting method used to repair the base layers on certain sections of roadways and strengthen the existing pavement.

Once patching is complete, work will move to the mill and overlay portion of the project, which will repair the driving surface of the roadway. Other work includes the installation of drainage structures, permanent signage, and striping.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early November 2023. Lane closures will be necessary as work progresses, so motorists should expect some possible delays in the construction zone.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late 2024, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that can impact construction timelines.

Previous construction projects have repaired sections along the LA 5 stretching from Logansport to Kickapoo (US 171). In all, nearly 20 miles of LA 5 will have been repaired once this current project 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.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Additional information:

Call 511, visit, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact Information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402