Temporary closure of East Fifth Street


Natchitoches Mayor Lee Posey announces the upcoming temporary closure of East Fifth Street to through traffic, at a point approximately 0.25 mile north of St. Mary’s High School, or 0.1 mile south of Salter Street.

This temporary closure is planned for the week of June 18 to allow for the installation of a cross-drain pipe under East Fifth Street by Regional Construction, LLC.  It is anticipated that the duration of the closure will be for only one day, weather permitting.

During the temporary closure, through traffic will detour around the cross-drain site via other adjacent City streets, including Williams Avenue and St. Maurice Lane.

Upon completion of the cross-drain installation, subsequent construction work on East Fifth Street in this area will consist of the installation of a storm drain pipe in the adjacent roadside ditch, followed by cement-treated base work and placement of new asphalt surfacing.

For questions relative to this temporary closure,  call the Mayor’s office at (318) 352-2772.