Road Report: Campti Cutoff


Areas of the Campti cutoff got a mixture of cement and rip rap overlaid with asphalt like the portion above. For days, crews jackhammered out the sections and placed a cement, rip rap mix, which left the spaces indented and dusty as motorists travelled the roadway. A DOTD official told the Natchitoches Times now is not the ideal time to do such repairs because of the temperatures, ideally it should be warmer, but the work could not wait. He said the asphalt topping was smoothed as much as possible without the use of a paver. DOTD has a paver, however is has been in for repairs for months and crews are making do with a packer. Photo by Juanice Gray

This article published in the Feb. 24, 2022, print edition.