Traffic incidents and road conditions on US-171 in Louisiana

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Road Construction on US-171 Southbound from Franklin St to Stanton Rd. All lanes closed. Width Restriction: 10ft Starting 6/3/2024 12:00 AM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, beginning Monday, June 3, 2024 US 171 will be reduced to one-lane in each direction beginning approximately 800 feet south of Franklin St to near Stanton St. The contractor will divert US 171 traffic to the existing northbound lanes and begin utilization of the temporary detour roads and temporary signalized intersection at Boone St. This phase of the project is expected to be completed in three (3) months. Permit/Detour section Beginning Monday, June 3, 2024, US 171 southbound traffic will be diverted to the northbound lanes beginning approximately 800 feet south of Franklin St. Beginning near Stanton St, US 171 northbound traffic will be reduced to one through lane and a dedicated left turn lane for the WalMart drive and surrounding businesses. The existing traffic signals at Boone St, WalMart drive, and Redtown Rd will be replaced with temporary traffic signals during this phase of the project. One-way detour roads will provide access to Boone St from US 171. The roadway will remain open to local and through traffic with no restrictions for passenger vehicles and a 10’ wide lane width restriction for all oversize vehicles. September 28, 2023 Roundabout: US 171 at Boone St Route US 171 S.P. H.011909 Vernon Parish The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the US 171 roundabout at Boone St project on Monday, October 9, 2023. This roundabout and corridor improvement project is located on US 171, beginning approximately 1,500 feet south of the LA 1211 intersection and ending approximately 2,000 feet north of the Boone St intersection. This 1.387-mile long project will receive clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, lime treatment, asphalt concrete pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, and related work. The project was awarded to the lowe
Start Date: Jun 3, 12:00AM
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ID: ERS--60750

Roadwork

Road Construction  Active

1 Right lane closed
Road Construction on US-171 Northbound from Marvin Ave to Branham Rd. 1 Right lane closed. Starting 7/9/2024 7:00 AM and Ending 7/23/2024 7:00 PM.
Route Name: US 171 Northbound Start Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2024 at 7:00 AM End Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 7:00 PM Closure Type: Roadwork Lanes Affected: Partial Closure/ Right Lane Start Cross Street: MARVIN AVE End Cross Street: BRANHAM RD
Start Date: Jul 9, 7:00AM
End Date  : Jul 23, 7:00PM
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ID: ERS--62025

Utilitywork  Active

1 Right Lane Intermittent
Utility Work on US-171 Northbound from Pineview St to Old Highway 171 N. 1 Right Lane Intermittent. Starting 7/3/2024 8:30 AM and Ending 7/24/2024 2:30 PM.
US 171 Northbound, Calcasieu Parish -- Roadwork (Utility Work) Date Posted: 7/1/2024 7:01:15 AM Route Name: US 171 Northbound Start Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2024 at 8:30 AM End Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 2:30 PM Closure Type: Roadwork Lanes Affected: Partial Closure/ Right Lane Start Cross Street: PINEVIEW ST End Cross Street: FITZENREITER ST Recurrence: This closure will occur daily from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. Open Interactive Map Image Comments DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to be on the lookout for work crews and equipment.
Start Date: Jul 3, 8:30AM
End Date  : Jul 24, 2:30PM
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ID: ERS--61800
All lanes closed
Road Construction on US-171 Southbound from Franklin St to Stanton Rd. All lanes closed. Width Restriction: 10ft Starting 6/3/2024 12:00 AM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, beginning Monday, June 3, 2024 US 171 will be reduced to one-lane in each direction beginning approximately 800 feet south of Franklin St to near Stanton St. The contractor will divert US 171 traffic to the existing northbound lanes and begin utilization of the temporary detour roads and temporary signalized intersection at Boone St. This phase of the project is expected to be completed in three (3) months. Permit/Detour section Beginning Monday, June 3, 2024, US 171 southbound traffic will be diverted to the northbound lanes beginning approximately 800 feet south of Franklin St. Beginning near Stanton St, US 171 northbound traffic will be reduced to one through lane and a dedicated left turn lane for the WalMart drive and surrounding businesses. The existing traffic signals at Boone St, WalMart drive, and Redtown Rd will be replaced with temporary traffic signals during this phase of the project. One-way detour roads will provide access to Boone St from US 171. The roadway will remain open to local and through traffic with no restrictions for passenger vehicles and a 10’ wide lane width restriction for all oversize vehicles. September 28, 2023 Roundabout: US 171 at Boone St Route US 171 S.P. H.011909 Vernon Parish The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the US 171 roundabout at Boone St project on Monday, October 9, 2023. This roundabout and corridor improvement project is located on US 171, beginning approximately 1,500 feet south of the LA 1211 intersection and ending approximately 2,000 feet north of the Boone St intersection. This 1.387-mile long project will receive clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, lime treatment, asphalt concrete pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, and related work. The project was awarded to the lowe
Start Date: Jun 3, 12:00AM
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ID: ERS--60750

Road Construction  Active

Lane Status Unknown
Road Construction on US-171 from Beltz Rd to Express Blvd. Lane Status Unknown. Starting 10/9/2023 12:00 AM
Roundabout: US 171 at Boone St Route US 171 S.P. H.011909 Vernon Parish The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that, weather permitting, work will begin on the US 171 roundabout at Boone St project on Monday, October 9, 2023. This roundabout and corridor improvement project is located on US 171, beginning approximately 1,500 feet south of the LA 1211 intersection and ending approximately 2,000 feet north of the Boone St intersection. This 1.387-mile long project will receive clearing and grubbing, grading, drainage structures, class II base course, lime treatment, asphalt concrete pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, and related work. The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Apeck Construction, LLC, in the amount of $9,770,606.43. Permit/Detour section On Monday, October 9, 2023, the contractor will begin Phase I of the project beginning with the construction of a new J-turn approximately 1,500 feet south of the US 171 and LA 1211 intersection. At this time, the existing roadway will be reduced from 12 foot to 11 foot travel lanes in this area, but all lanes of the roadway will remain open to all local and through traffic with no restrictions. As the project progresses, updates will be provided for changes impacting traffic such as lane closures or restrictions. Safety reminder DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment. Additional Information Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit www.511LA.org for additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD Twitter page, @AlexTraffic for further information and details.
Start Date: Oct 9, 12:00AM
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ID: ERS--53793

Road Maintenance Operations  Active

1 Right lane closed
Road Maintenance Operations on US-171 Northbound from Harper St to Schweitzer Ave. Right Lane Closed. Starting 7/31/2023 12:00 AM
Lane Closure US 171 Leesville, Vernon Parish Control Section 024-06 The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Monday, July 31st, 2023, the right lane of the north bound roadway on US 171 will be closed for approximately 4 days. This closure will be located near Franklin Street in Leesville, Louisiana, and will be approximately 0.25 miles in length. The lane closure is needed to make repairs to a catch basin on the east side of the north bound roadway of US 171. Permit/Detour Section The existing roadway will remain open to all local and through traffic with no wide load restrictions. The roadway will be reduced to one lane until all work associated with the catch basin repair 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. Additional Information Motorists can access the latest updates on real time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out of state travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Website at http://www.511la.org/. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the La DOTD website @ http://www.dotd.la.gov/ and the DOTD Facebook page.
Start Date: Jul 31, 12:00AM
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ID: ERS--51989

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