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INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES: I-49 northbound in DeSoto Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that on beginning on Monday, March 26, 2018, there will be intermittent inside lane closures on I-49 northbound, between mile markers 159 and 162, in DeSoto Parish.

This work is scheduled to take place between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and is expected to last 21 days, weather permitting. It is associated with the installation of median cable barriers on the interstate.

Alternate Route: N/A

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking or biking near an active work zone.

Call 511 or visit for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-800-ROAD-511 (1-800-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Contact Information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
District 04
(318) 549-8402