La. 153: La. 9 to Five Forks Road to close Nov. 20 for construction

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Wednesday, Nov. 20, construction will begin on LA 153 in Natchitoches Parish. This work will begin at the intersection of LA 153 and LA 9 and proceed northwest for 3.456 Miles to the intersection of LA 153 and Five Forks Road in Creston.

The intent of this project is to replace existing drainage structures, apply in-place cement in the base and subgrade layers, apply lime treatment to the subgrade, and then place a two lift asphalt surface treatment, followed by permanent striping on the roadway and other related work.

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.

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The project was awarded to the low bidder, Madden Contracting Co., LLC, in the amount of $2,887,958.64. The work associated with this project should take approximately 60 working days to complete.

Permit/Detour Section
Thru traffic will be maintained at all times with oversize and emergency vehicles allowed passage. There will be no detour routes for this project.

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.