Temporary road closure of I-49 in DeSoto Parish today


DeSoto Parish – On March 27, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police (LSP) will temporary close I-49 northbound at exit 172.  This closure will allow heavy machinery to safely recover a commercial motor vehicle from a previous crash, which occurred Sunday, March 22.


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A detour route has been established and is as follows:

  • I-49 northbound traffic will take exit 172 to U.S. Highway 84 and turn right onto U.S. Highway 84
  • Travel eastbound on U.S. Highway 84 to La Highway 1 and turn left onto La Highway 1
  • Travel northbound on La Highway 1 to La Highway 509 and turn left onto La Highway 509
  • Travel southbound on La Highway 509 to I-49 and will be able to reenter the interstate


LSP asks motorists to please approach these intersections with care and drive safely.  Troopers will be at every intersection of this route to help direct motorists.  The temporary closure is expected to last three to five hours.