La. 478 to get 3.5 miles of new asphalt

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Residents who live along La. 478 were elated to find that La. DOTD has begun work on LA 478. This work began at the intersection of LA 120 and will proceed northeast for approximately 3.5 miles to the interchange with I-49.  The intent of this project is to replace existing cross drains, cold plane the existing asphalt pavement, cut a 12-inch in-place cement treated base and subgrade, and lay 3 .5 inches of Superpave Asphaltic Concrete. Associated work includes seeding, replacing mailboxes, and permanent thermoplastic striping.

A 3.5 mile section of La. 478 from the intersection with La 120 north toward I-49 will get asphalt. Thru traffic will be maintained for the duration of the 45 day project.

The contractor will be required to maintain thru traffic at all times, but periodic lane closures and delays can be expected. The public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions.  The project was awarded to the low bidder, Diamond B Construction Co. LLC, in the amount of $1,237,786. The work associated with this project should take approximately 45 working days to complete.  Thru traffic will be maintained and there will be no detour routes for this project. DOTD advises that on Friday, July 27 construction will begin on I-49 in Natchitoches Parish in the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 between one-half mile south of its interchange with LA 120 and 1 mile south of its interchange with La. 485.

The intent of this project is to replace all existing pavement striping and reflectorized raised pavement markers within the described project limits.  The contractor will be required to maintain thru traffic at all times, but periodic lane closures and delays can be expected. This work requires a mobile construction zone, so the public is advised to remain alert to construction signs and changing roadway conditions.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Highway Graphics LLC, in the amount of $623,950. The work associated with this project should take approximately 45 working days to complete.  Thru traffic will be maintained and there will be no detour routes for this project.