US 71 closure on April 3-10 for Cheneyville drainage improvements

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that US 71 will be closed to thru traffic beginning at 7 am on Monday, April 3 and ending at 7 am on Monday, April 10 to accommodate the Town of Cheneyville to do a drainage improvements project at US 71 (Front Street) and Greenwood Avenue.

Permit/Detour Section
Southbound traffic will detour right onto LA 181 then left onto I-49 South then left onto LA 115.
Northbound traffic will detour left onto LA 115 then right onto I-49 North then right onto LA 181.

Safety Reminder
All construction activity is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas 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.