Cloutierville railroad track crossing to be closed Wednesday


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 493, Cloutierville, will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad track. The work is being done at milepost 2.960 and is on control section 835-03. The closures will start on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. with a re-opening to traffic at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The closure is for Union Pacific Railroad to replace the cross ties thru the crossing.

The roadway will be closed completely to all traffic during this time. There is no detour for LA 493. All emergency agencies will be notified of the road closure.

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