DOTD to improve section of LA 164 in Webster Parish

Written by on April 22, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve a section of LA 164 in Webster Parish.

The $2.5 million project includes a patch, mill and asphalt overlay, repairs to the base of the roadway, drainage work, and new pavement striping on LA 164 between LA 163 in Doyline and US 371 in Sibley (over 6.5 miles in length).

The elevation of a portion of the roadway will also be raised as part of the project to help alleviate flooding issues that traditionally affect this location.

In order for the contractor to conduct the drainage work, the eastern section of LA 164 will need to be closed to through traffic beginning onMonday, May 3, 2021. The first road closure to replace a pipe will be located between Amos Cutoff Road and Mathes Road, and is anticipated to last approximately one (1) day.

A second road closure to elevate the roadway will be located between Ponder Road and Sherwood Lane.

The second closure will begin once the first is complete, and is scheduled to last approximately two (2) weeks, weather permitting. 

During other construction work, intermittent lane closures will be required, and local traffic will always have access.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late 2021, with progress dependent on weather conditions.

Alternate route:

  • Motorists wishing to travel west on LA 164 (on the east side of the closure) will be detoured north on US 371 to I-20 westbound to LA 157 southbound to LA 614 back to LA 164.
  • Motorists wishing to travel east on LA 164 (on the west side of the closure) will be routed to US 80 east to US 371 southbound to LA 164. Detour signage will be in place.

Restrictions/Permits: Detour signage should be followed around the closure.

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 construction zone.

Map indicates location of overlay project on LA 164 in Webster Parish.

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