Road Closure – (Dec. 2-3, 2022) LA 115, Hessmer, Avoyelles Parish

Road or Lane Status

**ROAD CLOSURE** LA 115; Hessmer; Avoyelles Parish

LA 115; Hessmer
Avoyelles Parish
Mile Post 34.593; Control Section 033-01

DOT # 335-044 C
Kansas City Southern Railraod

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 115, Hessmer, Avoyelles Parish, will be closed at the Kansas City Southern Railroad track. The work is being done at milepost 34.593 and is on control section 033-01. The closures will start on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 7:00 AM with a reopening to traffic at 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The closure is for Kansas City Southern Railroad to replace the surface thru the crossing.

Permit/Detour Section
The roadway will be closed completely to all traffic during this time. The detour will be LA 115 to LA 1 to LA 115. The detour can accept oversized loads and will be identified with proper markings for the general public. All emergency agencies will be notified of the road closure.

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.

Additional Information
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region on which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Gretchen B. Ferguson
DOTD Statewide Railroad Coordinator
District 08 – Avoyelles
Statewide 511 Traffic Information

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan Mills
Public Information Officer 2
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.

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